An observation on the election
Forget all the spin and hype -- that, right there, is the essence of our problem. When lots of people vote, we win. When few people vote, Republicans win. If our 69.5% figure had been replicated across the country, we'd be looking at a Democratic landslide now instead of this minority-rule freak show.
There is nothing more important for the party to be doing than figuring out how to increase voter participation, especially in non-Presidential years. A good place to start might be to look at how we do things in Oregon.