HOW'D THAT THEORY WORK OUT FOR YOU?
Remember when Barack Obama was DOOOOOMED! because in the general election he couldn't possibly win states he lost in the primaries, particularly big blue states? How'd that work out?
Clinton states won by Obama, west to east: California, Nevada, New Mexico, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Total electoral votes: 183.
Oh, and, um, Michigan and Florida -- 44 more.