For most independents elections are beauty contests. They vote for who they like and against who they don't. In 2016 it was simply obnoxious over aloof and elitist, although indies didn't like nor want either one.

In 2020 it was the adult in the room over obnoxious. But I think will all the excuses I see here for Hillary proves that an avid supporter of any candidate can never admit their candidate was disliked and unwanted.

Perhaps another point, if the Republicans demonized Hillary to the point Trump could beat her, they tried the same demonization on Biden. It worked in the case of Hillary, but failed miserably on Biden.

It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.