I couldn't agree with PH more. What TOM either doesn't understand, or refuses to admit, just any Dem won't do. The Independent electorate appears, from all polls, to dislike the "progressive" agenda of Warren and Sanders. Dems need to pick a candidate who can beat Trump in swing states. Both coasts will follow whomever the Dems select, but PA, FL, OH, etc are a different matter.
"...just any Dem won't do." Never said any Dem will do. As for the rest it seems rather obvious, no? Doesn't mean the wrong person won't be picked. Bernie Sanders would be the 21st century Eugene McCarthy. However, again, I did say this and I'll say it again: You're either for decency and democracy or you're not. If not enough people get that then they'll get what they deserve.