While I am sure that members of the Democratic Party establishment (There is no Democratic Party establishment) and their consultants thought that it was a good idea to pick a “moderate” candidate to replace Katherine “Katie” Hill.
I can just imagine the consultants extolling an uninspiring and timid candidate, Christy Smith, who opposes Medicare for all, takes PAC money, and is squishy on climate change, and in a special election, one where bringing out the base is paramount, she gets demolished by double digits.
I understand why members of the Democratic Party establishment (There is no Democratic Party establishment) favor uninspiring candidates who do not make waves; because they don’t make waves, they rake in the bucks, and require massive bucks in an attempt to make the sow’s ear into a silk push.
And the consultants, and their friends in the Democratic Party establishment (There is no Democratic Party establishment) get a percentage of the media buy.
Unfortunately, it also means that you lose elections, but those consultants need to make their payments on their Tesla Model X’s.