How do Democrats expect to win elections when they consistently fail to represent the people’s attitudes on healthcare and climate change? It is “magical thinking” to expect a Democratically-controlled government to pass any single payer system or carbon tax without a change in the composition of the party. Primaries make that change possible. The disgust for primary challenges and content for a 30-year+ incumbent who has overseen dramatic increases in costs for education and healthcare is troublesome. However, the prioritization of a candidate’s gender above their politics is essentially sexist. It makes realize how leaders in the Democratic party can talk about their sexist problems. It assists in explaining why the there was such variation among primary voters over whether a candidate’s gender was important. It helps me understand why, instead of focusing on economic (or policy) ads, Democrats focused on character ads.