As Mark Steyn pointed out years ago, in normal times, majorities matter. But in times of crisis, you don’t need a majority: you just need to care more. In crisis, passion and commitment always beats the silent majority.
This beautifully describes why the Democrats are off the rails. Most Democrats are not radical revolutionaries or socialists or believe that it is impossible to be pro-life and still a Democrat. But the current crisis has driven the entire party far to the left, so much so that Bernie and his Gulag supporters are now leading the field. They care more, so they can win – even though socialists are clearly not the bulk of the Dem-demographic.
This looks like a fundamental problem, solved only by abandoning the crisis mentality that the entire party has worked itself into. That is probably impossible this election cycle.