To be mildly fair, the only insurgent was a flat-out self-declared socialist who looks like he sleeps in a dumpster every night.Although if you happen to be on the left the way I am, it starts to feel a little more ominous when you consider that maybe the reason we now have a president you didn't want is due in no small part to the adoption by enough thought leaders of the socjus attitude that we can just pitch a shitty candidate and call people damning names like "misogynist" and "alt-right" when they criticize her, instead of actually fielding a good candidate.
That said, heads up polls versus Trump, he was always ahead of the completely uninspiring and incompetent candidate Hillary, the worst candidate fielded by a major party in Presidential history.
Incidentally, that's not an opinion, it's objective fact, and is proven by the fact that despite spending more on a political campaign than any candidate in history, well over a BILLION FUCKING DOLLARS[*], she somehow lost to the second worst candidate in Presidential history, who spent practically nothing, because the media did all his campaigning for him by incompetently vilifying him. This also involves completely blowing an early lead through a series of catastrophic blunders unparalleled in history.
Anyone in the party who babbles about soggy knees, cartoon frogs, and other bullshit should be hung, drawn and quartered. I'd say castrated, too, but that's obviously already happened.
[*] And because I sometimes rant and exaggerate things, I'll point out the actual amount, and yes, it is more than any other political campaign in history, was $1.2 billion. Source: https://nypost.com/2016/12/09/hillary-clintons-losing-campaign-cost-a-record-1-2b/