This article by Damon Linker totally mirrors my take on this election -- a competent Democratic candidate without Clinton's many flaws should have wiped the floor with Trump. Biden would have won, I am absolutely convinced. Anyway, I liked this bit from Linker:
Most of all, I don't want to hear about how unfairly Clinton was treated by the media. In comparison to whom? All the other candidates who've run for president while under criminal investigation by the FBI? (Maybe that substantial handicap should have overridden the party's presumption that she was owed the nomination because it was "her turn.") Or do you mean, instead, that she was treated badly in comparison to her opponent? Really? You mean the one whose 24/7 media coverage was overwhelmingly, relentlessly negative in tone and content? Either way, a halfway competent campaign should have been able to take advantage of the great good fortune of running against Donald J. Trump and left him bleeding in the ditch.
I am exhausted with folks talking about some fundamental political shift to a white male resurgence, or whatever. There was no shift. Trump got about the same number of votes as Romney and McCain. He won no more white male votes than those guys and if anything performed better than them in traditional Democratic categories like single women and blacks. The reason Trump won is because Clinton had 10 million fewer votes than Obama had in his first win. Traditional Democratic supporters were unenthusiastic about Clinton and stayed home.