The 2016 Democratic National Convention has already become historic in one aspect. It is the first such affair in which attendees expressed the idea that the party’s nominee should be thrown in jail. Indeed, Bernie Sanders supporters have already taken up the chant, “Lock her up! Lock her up!” first heard at the Republican convention. Not even Bernie Sanders could calm his supporters. When he addressed a rally and expressed the wish that Hillary Clinton should be elected, he was greeted by loud, enthusiastic boos.

Because of the #DNCLeaks emails, Sanders supporters are pretty sure that they were cheated by the Democratic Party and that their guy is the legitimate nominee of the party. Sanders is trying to tamp that down, telling his followers that the cause he advanced is more important than who gets nominated by a particular political party.

Of course, it’s not. If you don’t get elected, your power to put your ideas into reality is somewhat limited.

Along with the furious reaction to Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Clinton ally and so to be former DNC chair, the development represents the worst nightmare of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party establishment.

When Clinton escaped indictment for the unsecured email servers, her team thought that she was home free. The convention would be a coronation, and she would march to her inevitable election as the first woman president of the United States.

Now it looks like the Democratic National Convention is going to be even more entertaining that the Republican convention. Couple with that the Donald Trump surge in the polls to a position ahead of Clinton and her people and Democrats, except for the Sanders wing, have gone into a panic.

The problem is that Hillary Clinton has regarded the presidency much as Cersei Lannister has viewed the Iron Throne of Westeros, as hers by right. She never realized that American voters expect to be sold on a candidacy. What will you do for the country and for me? What sort of person are you and can your word be trusted? Clinton’s selling point was, “I am woman. Hear me roar.” That may not be sufficient to get the nuclear codes.

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