When the very first electoral action was a dead heat between the effectively incumbent and an outsider upstart, that is de facto a huge loss for the incumbent. This shit was hers to cake walk through, and the fact that she can’t is telling.

Also, let’s not forget that her 2008 primary run was a complete cluster and fell apart on organizing at the grassroots. The candidates from the Big Machine usually forget there are millions of people out there that they need.