The Democrats are trying to win hearts and minds with a platform of “Yes, but.” On Iraq, they support the troops but not the war. They support a woman’s “right to choose” but are “personally opposed” to abortion. They say they support traditional marriage and the people’s right to decide the issue, but they oppose actual efforts–such as the Federal Marriage Amendment–to keep the issue out of the hands of liberal judges. Even on traditionally Democratic issues, they have become the party of “Yes, but.” They support solvency for Social Security but oppose any efforts to reform the program before it goes bankrupt. The Democrats say they care for the poor, but they fight approaches–such as school choice and the president’s faith-based initiative–that would actually help the poor. No wonder they are losing elections.