If the Dems fail to pass Healthcare? Would not their leftist base go nuts and vote for a Republican, or would they become more fanatical for Dems to pass it and try their damndest to keep that "Yellow bellied Blue Dog" in office? Also, if you are a blue dog Democrat/moderate Republican in Congress...How should you go about Health care reform? I saw the anti-abortion string as a fine way to keep some "conservative credentials" but once the house dropped that amendment, what now.? This is really tricky for a centrists/moderate right now. Should you swing left or right since the two extremes are cutting your legs out from under you?