No, certainly not the only reason she lost. She lost because a large part of our country are terrible people who eagerly voted for an even more terrible person, because of foreign interference, and because she ran a terrible campaign. Please don’t confuse recognizing that her campaign was terrible and that it was A reason she lost with pinning the entirety of the loss on it. That’s not what I’m doing, so it isn’t fair to suggest that I am.
And, as I pointed out, the story is about Clinton, so I’m not sure it’s fair to accuse me of injecting her into the story apropos of nothing.
But you bring up a good point about Obama. I happen to think that his selection of Emanuel (an extremely garbage person who I actually do hate) as CoS was an original sin of his administration that cost it a lot of opportunities to better advance progressive goals.