I don’t know what’s going to happen. I know that there’s a revolt among black Democrats against white Democrats who take them for granted, or at least there was in 2014. I don’t know if that will affect the Democratic gubernatorial primary.
I was very disappointed in Nixon over things that shook out following the Ferguson shooting, and I had long admired him. At that point, I got hopping mad at the Democratic Party and disconnected a bit myself. (The drone assassinations were upsetting to me as well.)
The GOP dominance in the legislature was mostly gerrymandered in, but the Democrats didn’t even run for state auditor in '14, which implied to me that they’ve given up on Mo. I hope not, but maybe. And of course the presidential primary show has been sucking up the attention.