If the message of the Democratic Party is to be rewritten on Bernie’s terms then most of us will be long gone by the time 2020 rolls around, especially women. If they can’t even control the hatred and misogyny that has infected their movement from the beginning how can they be trusted to lead?
Clinton is not the nominee by default, and she is not the nominee because the Party has no bench. Clinton is the nominee because she is a giant in the Democratic Party, and because (despite what many continue to assert), she is highly popular and highly electable. She is the nominee because that’s what the clear majority of Democrats wanted.