I'm still not happy Zack Snyder is involved, but I think they're phasing him out and giving control over to comic people, who are currently in the process of rehabilitating the books (with DC Rebirth). That recent effort is the first time I've given a damn about DC in almost ten years. Plus the cast is good, so we'll see.
I don't condone how political machines operate. That being said, I know we have to live with them and I know they do both good and bad. Let's not forget the same machine got a lot of great people elected over the years. You don't get good work done with being a little dirty. What tires me out is people on social media acting shocked, shocked! Call me when we have a media monopoly like Rupert Murdoch's printing mass disinformation and polluting the public discourse and consciousness for thirty years, then I'll get upset about some shifty strategy emails from a party in pursuit of long-term goals like gun control and labor rights. Basically, there are far bigger problems.
The Republicans had no idea how to deal with Trump. If they had they'd have stopped him sooner.
Of course the DNC played favorites and of course the press colluded with political factions. In other news, water is wet. It happens with the right and the conservatives constantly, never more intensely than in the 2000s during the Bush administration. Is it good? No. Is it a fact of life? Yes, insofar as it can be managed.
WikiLeaks is run by what can be described as a sketchy character at best, but this leak was actually masterminded by the Russians. Notice their calculated hacks almost always benefit destabilizing the future of the West. Trump is what they want in power.
No, it's a personal and strategic one. She and Kaine are friendly, he's moderate and - it must be said - male and white. That cuts into the squishy middle vote which could be swayed to Trump by bigotry and/or conservative liberalism. It delivers that conventional vote. And he has no drama. It may not be sexy, but it's solid. Obama is also a big fan of Kaine, and that will deliver.