Originally posted by KazetNagorraWell let this serve as a valuable lesson to the democratic party not to field a disastrous candidate again, and wake up to the fact that republican voters never change allegiance but democrats do. Maybe this happened for a reason.
If you want a serious answer, I think Clinton just used her influence in the DNC to make sure she faced little opposition in getting the nomination. Not with threats or ludicrous trail of death-conspiracy twaddle, but simply because she knows everyone and perhaps many of them felt they owed it to her. I bet Joe Biden, and with him other more electable candidates than Clinton, will be sorely regretting not running now.