Do Democrats like to lose elections?

The Democratic Party ticks me off. In 2004 they had a great candidate in Dean who had a great chance of retaking the White House, but at the last minute they nominated Kerry because he was the "safe choice". Of course, he was also the boring and uninspiring choice, and consequently managed to lose the... show more The Democratic Party ticks me off. In 2004 they had a great candidate in Dean who had a great chance of retaking the White House, but at the last minute they nominated Kerry because he was the "safe choice". Of course, he was also the boring and uninspiring choice, and consequently managed to lose the election.

They have a similar situation in 2008 where Edwards is their best candidate. He has the best plans to deal with global warming, Iraq, health care, etc. He also has an average lead over the top 4 Republican candidates of 51% to 37% while Obama leads them by 1% and Hillary trails by 1% on average, head-to-head.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_c...

Yet Clinton consistently leads Obama and Edwards by a large margin. Half the country absolutely hates Hillary, who can't even admit when she's wrong.

Are the Democrats self-destructive or something? How can they keep nominating the wrong candidate?
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