I have no idea.
Really, those people either need to go, or party members need to organize and help. Both maybe.
We've done this for a few cycles now.
Two different beats. Dems are doing OK on major elections, not OK on minor ones. For the last year, and you can see that in the archives here, the Obama bashing was non-stop. To me, that means bringing up fear and "the enemy", which along with some winners like personhood to get out the vote, does get out the vote.
Yeah, I saw the ballot measures too.
Raising minimum wage was big!
You are quite right about there being no center. If there is one, it's good for a few percentage of people. For Dems, it's about turnout, and if the basic populism isn't there, the voters won't be either.
There are a couple of efforts about to start, and they are aimed at reinforcing Democrats running as Democrats. Since we have to live with money in politics, maybe that kind of thing can get some traction.
But it's obvious the cycle isn't broken. Until it is, we get little bits of things done, some regression, sometimes a lot, then some more things done, etc... It's not enough to carry people through.
And you are probably right about the complexities, but the basic message not being there, people actually running away from a perfectly fine President, who got some real good done, really hurt. Of course, those clowns are gone now too.