The Democratic establishment’s strategy of throwing their support behind candidates treats primaries as nuisances. Primaries strengthen and grow political candidates and parties. It is undemocratic to imply that criticisms are avoided to unite the party behind a particular candidate. The establishment’s Bernie Bros narrative blames Clinton’s loss on the left and propagates that no valid objections to an unvetted candidate exist.
Harris supporters use this to distract from criticisms of her as CA attorney general and her courting of wealthy H RC donors in the Hamptons instead of working to win over voters. The Democratic establishment has decided she is a “rising star” worthy of supporting for a 2020 presidential bid even before she engages with voters throughout the nation. Change comes through policies that benefit voters, not through exploiting candidates’ race to subvert criticisms.