Although he quickly burried it, Dave’s take is worth a read.

This is the money:

One other thing that was driven home for me Saturday. The Democratic Party is fueled by an old-guard combination of union leaders and farmer/firemen Dixiecrats. I didn’t see a whole lot of “movement liberals” running around. Markell has no chance of winning a primary against that.

Well….in districts like the 9th – and Kent County to be sure.

And while you can make the argument that this race did not offer “movement liberals” much to turnout for, he makes an excellent point. The people who are doing the nuts and bolts “work” of party building are (for the most part) not the noisy lefty bloggers.