I tell ya the red in the old banner with the white font OBAMA really stood out. It popped and this one is too dark. Maybe the combine old with new- keep the silhouette on black on the right with the original banner on the left.
The midnight blue some red and white might be really nice and consistent too. By the way I really love your website and I've been a constant lurker for quite a few months now. I just recently got my own computer so now I post. :)
i agree with merry
Since it is a Dem site as you say, why not make the color a beautiful midnight blue?
I'm in the minority..I like the Black and White one better.
I don't really hate the new one, just like the old one for its expression and mission, and for PBO's smiling face :-D