In 1936, FDR came around for the 2nd time. There's not a lot that he can brag about for the period of 1932 to 1936. But the Republicans carried one of their weakest candidates in a hundred years as the challenger.
When the smoke cleared....Alf Landon had carried two states, and nationally got around 36.5-percent of the vote. FDR won a clear 60-percent and the rest of the Electoral College. It was an overwhelming election that really stuck to the Republicans for an entire decade.
In 2016? I have doubts that Hillary can put together a total of six states in the Electoral College, and at best get 40-percent of the national vote.
The problem here is that all this frustration will harm regular Democrats running for state or county positions around the US. Even if you had a decent record....you have "Hillary" stuck to the background and it might subtract 10-percent of the votes that you anticipated.
Hostility about the amount of loss? I'm guessing that across the nation....in mid-November....a number of people will ask if this is the last of the Clinton attachment to national elections. Will the news media try to bring her back to influence future elections? No.....I think it'd harm the party even more.
There was one brief moment in 2008 when she had an opportunity to win, with no screwed-up email server in the background, and good health. That was the golden opportunity there in Iowa, and she just plain screwed up that one single chance.
So, 2020....if 4.5 years away and if you were a Democrat.....you can hope for a bold new listing of fresh faces and talented guys to appear.