The primary season is not fine and its not even transparent, especially in caucus states. The rules are wildly all over the map and "super delegates" whether they're needed or not anymore, are not being used for their original purpose: to guarantee a voice for black voters and other groups whose interests were being ignored by politicians at the Convention.
The real question is: how many of the independent voters who back Bernie effectively have no voice in the sausage factory of a primary and Convention and with an "anointed" one who speaks for them about as much as Trump or Cruz will?
This may be how the DNC fobbles a softball pitch way to the White House.
It could also be the way to a revamping of the election system to allow for a true third party challenger in future elections.