The reason that kind of “thinking” is fatal is because of the impact on down ballot candidates. Every election year except 2018, when frustration with Trump’s election led to larger than usual turn out and hence progressives getting elected in an off-POTUS year in spite of continuous and successful Republican efforts to suppress the vote, has meant status quo or a move further right. 2008, 2010, 2012, 2016. For the Obama presidency, that meant 6 years of lame 🦆 (or worse, e.g. increasing essentially fascist prison or police policy). For HRC, well we know how that turned out for POTUS and down ballot. But since they don’t do anything to change it, we have to assume that this is what the Democratic party wants as well.