John Kerry was voted the most liberal senator in 2003 and now Obama has been voted the most liberal of 2007...which doesn't really bode well for him. With such liberal people being picked by the Democratic party, this shows just how extreme and uncompromising the party has become. If a party ever wants to win, the smartest thing they can do is at least pick a candidate that is remotely moderate. In doing so, the party can pick up more of the independent votes that the party needs to win. Picking the most extreme candidate of the bunch is hardly a good strategy to win, and until the Democratic party learns that they will not win another presidential election. Extremists do not compromise, and people soon realize that once extreme people get into office.