Yeah… So, THAT happened.
Of far greater importance, in my opinion, than the purely hypothetical Obama ’12/Trump ’16 voters that we’re supposed to tailor our message to now… is the question of just what, exactly, Bernie Sanders thought he was doing? The media is all over the ‘did this cost Clinton the votes?” which is reductive and irrelevant. We’re told, now, we gotta get all ‘Sanders style’ for 2018 but what, exactly is that? And to what effect?
Fewer people had less cause to be righteously angry than Hillary Clinton and few still have kept their composure more.
On the other hand, the only person with less cause to be angry than Bernie Sanders is Donald Trump and, yet, both trade in a venomous malice and simple-minded bellicosity, for their own gain. As with Sanders, so too with Trump: it won’t turn out like they think it will.