I agree insofar as the splitting of the democratic party could prove an advantage for McCain, but I think there's a bit more to the disagreement between the governments than "low standards of competency" on the part of the Democrats. You might try giving these candidates and their supporters enough to credit to consider that after weighing the options over several issues, they have in fact simply come to different conclusions, and are fighting for what they think is right. If anything, this conflict between candidates reflects the flaws in the two-party system. It forces countless people with unique sets of ideas to conform into one of two categories, severely limiting the options presented to Americans.