It's been mentioned a few times on various threads that the Dems need to get good candidates and speakers to help them win the 2018 mid-term Congressional and the 2020 POTUS elections. There are already good congressional candidates but the Dems real problems are lack of national leadership and lack of effective policies.
HRC is a has-been on a book tour and speaking at various events by invitation and tweeting about Don "Capone" Trump, but it is likely she will be fading away into retirement; maybe she'll keep some backroom involvement with the Dems and the DNC, helping other candidates to fundraise, etc. This is notwithstanding Donna Brazile's recent comments on DNC funding and control about which there are already some statements countering hers.
Who is getting the national media attention? HRC and Donna (for the next week or so), with a few bits and pieces from Elizabeth Warren, plus Bernie Sanders following his own agenda (as usual, and not getting all that far). Nancy Pelosi, as the Dems' leader of the House of Representatives, has started some policy proposals and slogans, and is trying to keep the Rep Dems in check (eg insisting that it is far too early for a call for impeachment) but although she is doing a good job, Nancy Pelosi is 76 yo and is not considered to be presidential material.
And there are serious financial problems. After Obama's win in 2012 the Dems were in debt and at one point did not have enough money to pay staff. They owed US$20 million. HRC paid this debt and also paid both state organisations and Federal candidates money from her fundraising. Bernie chose to pay nothing, keeping his donations for his own use, and so did Obama(!).
Something is wrong with the Dems' administration.
There is an excellent, in depth article from the New York Times by Robert Draper which discusses the Dems' problems:
A Post-Obama Democratic Party in Search of Itself
The 44th president left office as one of the most popular in American history. He also left behind a party struggling to find an identity — and to reconnect with voters in time for the 2018 elections.
The problems are such that I do not think the Dems will be able to get their act together in time for 2018 or even 2020. Miracles do occur though...
What do you think?