Given the record turnout for the caucuses and the palpable excitement, it's obvious that this year Idaho Democrats have their best shot in years at gaining seats in the state legislature. If any decent D candidate is thinking about running, this is the year to do it, especially if Obama get the Democratic nomination.
Every office in Ada County ought to be held by Democrats as well. This year could be a turning point. I think that good candidates typically don't run because they think they have no chance to win. If the Ds can start to gain ground in the legislature, that will help attract good, willing candidates. More Ds will mean that the Democratic message will spread further and will attract more votes.
I don't expect Republicans to switch and vote D. It's entirely possible that independants will vote D. It's also possible that demoralized Ds who stay home and don't vote will become energized and get to the polls. That alone will help substantially.
This could be a good year for Idaho Democrats.