Hillary Rodham Clinton never stood a chance. Always the wrong woman at the wrong time, Clinton has been stubbornly trying to assert herself as an important political figure for decades. Is it her inherent lack of charisma that's stopped her from becoming the first female President of The United States or are her Wall Street connections and political scandals what's kept her away from the limelight?

The problem

In the words of famous German statesman Otto von Bismarck: "Politics is the art of the possible." Bypassing her lack of likability seems to be impossible for Hillary Clinton.

She may be a competent politician and an experienced, albeit sterile, bureaucrat, but she has never found a way to appeal to the masses. Donald Trump, on the other hand, has and that's why he is a resident of the White House, despite his grotesque personality.

Clinton's vanity and an almost sociopathic tendency to be in charge are not the main reasons the American Left is wandering aimlessly in the political abyss of this country -- it is merely a personification of it. The Democratic Party, as the leading force of the left, remains indecisive, stubborn, vain and disorganized. Does this mean Trump will win again in 2020? Perhaps, but even if he doesn't, does the Democratic Party have a real alternative to offer?

How do they plan on countering Donald Trump's right-wing populism?

The Democrats have not learned anything from Hillary Clinton's defeat. They keep resisting change and the same currents that have helped Clinton resurface as the party's most important political figure are still in charge. Evidently, this has had an effect on the rest of the American left wing, which is, without the Democratic Party to lead the way, powerless to the aggressive Republican Party and its right-wing satellites.

The regressive left

To try and appeal to the current generation of voters, Hillary Clinton, along with her campaign team, has made an effort to redefine her public persona -- the goal was to transform her from a washed out, center-leaning bureaucrat, into a likable, modern politician. Clearly, they have failed miserably. But, the Democrats have not just failed their voters, they have failed the entire country and breathed life into the right wing, making it more popular and prominent than it has been in decades, giving wings to Donald Trump's populist rhetoric, clearing his way into the White House and letting the Republicans take over.

The Democratic Party and the American left need to face the music and initiate change. They may need to lose another election before doing so, but the question is: Are their voters patient enough to wait it out or will they get dragged in the alt-right vortex?