1. We need an inspirational leader. Obama won't be on the ballot. We have a problem. I don't have a solution.
2. We need support from D. C. When Joe Sestak beat Joe Biden's friend, Arlen Specter, in the primary, D.C. seemed to lose interest in us.
3. We need unity in Pennsylvania. My impression was that there was a lot of factional bickering in 2010.
4. We need to rebuild or replace the Philadelphia Democratic Party. The local party seems content to win local races with low turnout and no competition. That actually seems to be their business model. OFA -- Obama's army -- produced the turnout in 2008 and 2012.
Houston, we have a problem. Or four.