While Democrats believed Hillary Clinton’s inevitability would portray a party of unity behind one candidate, it is becoming increasingly evident that is not the case.
"She's had kind of an eye-raising drop in the polls in the last six months or so," said Joe Kernen on CNBC’s Squawk Box.
Fellow CNBC correspondent John Harwood agreed, pointing out the faults in the Democrat’s marketing.
"Inevitability is not a good message," Harwood said. "And the more publicity she gets for things like $300,000 speeches at colleges, that isn't anything that contributes in a positive way to her campaign."
Harwood’s analysis of Clinton’s drop in the polls corresponds with Gov. Deval Patrick’s (D., Mass.) statement from Sunday, where he said, "The narrative that it’s inevitable is off-putting to voters."