Have fun waiting. Last time I checked, Democratic leades were human and as such, can be counted on to fiddle with the truth at least once in a while.
As for driving large segments of the base away, amy I join in the fun and ask for some statistical back-up, please? You and a few other ticked-off Blog Birchers don't count, especially since the .com left wanted a pony and would have been ticked off if they got it.
On one side, you've got a Republcina party that's in the process of degenerating from a political organization to a cult, and on the side, you've got a Democratic party that has to rally a base represented by a bunch of internet junkies who wouldn't be pleased if everything they wanted were handed to them on a silver platter.
I'm not an Obama fan, but I like blackwaterdog's posts at dkos as much as the most ardent Obamabot, especially after seeing him constantly hung out for target practice here.