The biggest problem with the current Democratic leadership is not that it has lost the will to fight but that it has lost the power to think. When was the last intellectually innovative idea you heard from Nancy Pelosi, the current minority leader, or, for that matter, from Dick Gephardt, her predecessor?
They haven’t really come up with anything new since Marx and Keynes. Everything since then is just implementation. Of course, if they were capable of thinking, perhaps the fact that their entire progressive edifice is constructed upon a foundation of logical equine ejectus might slow them down a little.