In my view, any rational supporter of the Republican party should hope for Bush’s defeat, since a victory will be disastrous for all concerned. A Kerry victory would be better for the United States and the world, but not necessarily for the long-term interests of the Democratic party.
This is sadly correct, especially if we have a Kerry White House with a Republican House and Senate. I would imagine that two more years of Republican rule would pave the way nicely for the Dems in Congress in '06 and then the White House in '08 (though, if they manage to amend the constitution the prospect of President Schwarzenegger is something we're all going to have to accept).
But, there's too much damage being done and right now we need Kerry go upriver for us.