Actually anyone with brains can see the Democrats lost because their policies have decimated the working class and middle classes, especially in the heartland. The Democrats favored trade deals that shipped jobs overseas and promoted non- union service industries over manufacturing. They are hostile to mining and drilling and farming. They favor multinational corporations and are ensnared of globalist perspectives. They prefer immigrants over native born workers. They disdain the women and men who live in flyover country. Half the people in the basket of deplorable were women. The Democrats lost because it became clear to many women that the Democrats had failed to serve their needs or represent their interests.