Last weekend we went to the local small town parade and fair. At the parade I noticed that not one democrat running for office had the word democrat ANYWHERE to be seen! There are always a bunch of politicians at this parade and (if memory serves me correctly) they usually identified the party and position that they held or were running for, you know "Vote John Smith Democrat for state rep, congress, or whatever. The area I live in is NOT a republican "stronghold" by any means. In fact, my perception its that it is democrat leaning, if anything. I kinda laughed (and booed) as the cowards passed by but didn't give it much thought until later. Then I saw a few articles along these lines: CBS News Mobile: Story From the article: "Not only are they running away from President Obama, they're running away from being Democrats in some cases. In some races you actually see the Democratic candidates not really mentioning that they're a Democrat in their campaign ads," Have you noticed democrats not acknowledging their party affiliation this year?