A county-by-county analysis showing how the country voted with red representing Republican President George W. Bush shows Missouri a sea of crimson with about the only exceptions being the metropolitan areas of St. Louis and Kansas City. University of Missouri Political Science Professor Rick Hardy says while it might look bleak now for Democrats, they can come back. He says for the party to make a comeback, it will have to start listening to conservative Democrats in outstate Missouri. Hardy says conservative Democrats such as Attorney General jay Nixon and former Governor Roger Wilson probably have the best chance of doing that.