One of the reasons why Hillary lost was likely at least some Bernie voters stayed home in the general.
It’s really quite astonishing to see many Ds openly embracing socialism now and abolishing ICE, etc. Way, way out of the mainstream.
So many Ds aren’t dealing with reality and are not even trying to relate to the heartland. If McCaskill, Donnelly and Heitkamp are defeated in November, Ds from middle America will be almost as rare as snowflakes in Phoenix.
Now Rs of course have the opposite problem of not appealing to most on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, but they are still more of a national party with strong support in the midwest and south.