Decent essay over at on the "moral values" win my the right earlier this month. Somehow, democrats have to convince more people, particularly more people on the right, that they too have values.
You can't even have a beer with a rank-and-file liberal these days without the conversation degenerating into paranoid fantasies about how evangelical leaders are at this very minute hunkered down in Bush ├╝beradviser Karl Rove's office plotting to institute an Old Testament theocracy overseen by Attorney General Jerry Falwell.

Even sober liberals express anxiety about the impact the perceived political clout of religious conservatives will have on American society. Will abortion be outlawed? Will stem-cell research be derailed? Will Queer Eye for the Straight Guy get canceled?