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My personal preference would be for a Tammy Duckworth-Tulsi Gabbard ticket. Both are veterans, persons of color, and female. Duckworth is one of the finest Americans of her generation. I may not agree with her on a lot, but I respect her as a person of higher moral character and courage than I ever will possess. She is an iron lady without fucking legs who gave birth at 50.
Gabbard would help unite the party with the Bernie/Progressive wing, but she brings some baggage from her left-right heterodoxy.
In any event, blaming Bernie for Hillary's loss is ridiculous. Yes, it took him a little over two weeks for him to concede in June 2016 as all the votes were counted and he attempted to win concessions on some issues from Hillary. That's what a losing fucking primary campaign should do. Yes, Bernie people were upset with the superdelegate system. So was Hillary after the primary in 2008.
Then Wikileaks hit in July. People at the DNC lost their job over what was exposed. Yes, that probably pissed a lot of Berners off. Maybe some stayed home or voted for Trump because of that. But Hillary-McCain voters outnumbered Bernie-Trump voters.
Hillary overwhelming won the popular vote as Trump got less votes than McCain and Romney. The problem was Hillary's national team didn't listen to people like Michael Moore, who begged and pleaded with Democrats to take Trump seriously, especially in the Rust Belt where Hillary ultimately lost the electoral college. According to the blame Bernie logic, by extension of his support for Bernie in the primary, Moore is also to blame for Hillary's loss? Meanwhile, Hillary's own ground team in the Rust Belt was begging the national campaign for more resources and upset that they were neglected.
Elections are about getting out the vote. That takes leg work. That means talking to people. Getting inside their head. Getting them to make a plan to vote. It takes human resources. Political ad campaigns are important, but human beings on the ground are the difference. Radio and TV ads don't register people to vote.
Trump should never have been elected. Hillary's campaign failure to support her own ground team in the Rust Belt is not on him. That's on the nominee. Failure to recognize why Hillary lost may cost the next election and elections to come.