Never quite sure what these kinds of comments mean. Was Bernie Sanders on anyone’s radar as providing real leadership three years out from 2016? Was Donald Trump? Parties that lose elections are said to be “in the wilderness” until it comes time to choose new leadership as that leadership is chosen through established processes, and the void is filled.
Perhaps they mean there is no “one” leader, which is exactly where one would expect the Democrats to be right now. Relax.