The ideological purists - read conservatives - in the Republican Party had their day under the leadership of Ronald Reagan.
Now it's the liberals' turn to rule the Democratic Party on the Reaganesque charm and general likeability of Barack Obama. He not only defeated Hillary Clinton, he's destroying the New Democrat philosophy of former President Bill Clinton.
No more pale pastels for the liberals, Obama is leading them to the promised land.
The Wall Street Journal's Kim Strassel has an interesting column on the political phenomenon of the unapologetically liberal messiah.