Why can't democrats be who they are? Have you noticed this? Recently Hillary Clinton made positive comments about pro-lifers...That's unbelievable. And I know why she did it...Hillary Clinton is in full on pander mode because she is setting up audiences everywhere to get ready for her now definite 08' presidential run. She is pro-life in front of pro-life audiences and she is pro-abortion in front of liberal groups. She is a champion for women's rights in front of feminist groups and she is a pro-family conservative in front of right-wing groups. And of course I can't begin to name all the positions John Kerry took in order to attempt to get elected president. He was everything to everyone because he thought that we wouldn't notice that he wasn't being himself. Is the party as a whole just a facade? Well no, At least Howard Dean says what he means. For the most part. And where did that get him? Certainly not elected.
I know the answer to the opening question. The reason current modern day democrats can't be who they really are is because at heart the majority of them are anti-individual, anti-American socialists, and for some reason that doesn't go over to well with the majority of Americans. Generations of people have had family members and friends that have died on foreign soil in order to keep individual freedom alive. So you can possibly comprehend why some of us wouldn't be so keen on turning America into Europe-West.
So why would we want to vote for mask wearing socialists? They offer us freebies like so many shady characters offering kids candy from a windowless van. The answer is: I don't know why anyone that isn't a card carrying socialist or commie would vote democratic. But what do I know anyway? Don't answer that.