One thing that the Democratic primary should have made clear to everyone is that no one is ever again going to be able to win the nomination unless they can attract the votes of African Americans, Latinos, and women. From the outset it was clear to me that Senator Sanders was going to lose because his appeal was primarily to white men. And there just aren’t enough of them to select the Democratic nominee on their own anymore. There aren’t enough of them to elect a president on their own either, which is why the Republicans are in the fix their in.
As usual, Paul Krugman says it better. He’s worth a read.
Also, while Senator Sanders’ record on reproductive rights is fine, his first speech after winning the primaries would not have been at Planned Parenthood, an organization he called “establishment.” This speech rocked.