The Democrat Party platform of adding trillions of dollars of new public debt for various programs, homosexual marriage, abortion and failing to defend the national boundaries against illegal immigration are what Presidential candidates believe is their winning edge. The candidates also would like to tax the rich with huge increases, forgetful that they voted unanimously to cut the taxes on the rich and everyone else when President Obama had support of both houses of Congress to do that instead of letting the Bush II tax cuts expire and cutting taxes on just the poor and middle class.
Democrats would like liberal dope legalization too. Confiscating guns in order to allow union thug rule is on the party radar screen too. Interesting quality control management.