It seems fairly clear that the Democratic Party leadership favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders during last year’s primary season. Political parties exist to get their candidates elected, so they probably assumed that Hillary, being more “mainstream” had a better chance of creating a winning coalition of voters than “Democratic Socialist” Bernie did, especially while the field of potential Republican candidates was large.
However, Donald Trump became the Republicans’ choice, based in large part on a resentful Republican electorate that desperately seemed to want Change. In the end, Trump was able to convince voters that he would be the agent of change, while Hillary represented the establishment, and just more of the same.
So the question for you is: Given the circumstances, would Bernie Sanders have been a better candidate for the Democrats against Republican Donald Trump than Hillary Clinton was?