The impeachment was never really about Trump, although Democrats surely hoped for some associated damage there. Democrats rushed through the process, made every possible mistake, waited a few weeks to work up the nerve, then left a burning bag of doggie-doo on the front porch of the Senate. They then watched to see who'd stamp out the fire.
The intended victim of the “impeachment” was Joe Biden. Half the “impeachment” focused on Trump wanting the Biden family investigated for corruption. Every person on earth heard about Trump, Biden, corruption. The repetitive and deliberate message sank in, even among Democrats. Biden = Corrupt.
There's precedent. Debbie Whatshername “I Know NNNNnnnnothing” Schulz had to resign after word got out that she intentionally tanked Bernie in favor of Hillary in '16.
We therefore know that Democrat Central Command decides the winners and losers in advance. For reasons unknown, Biden was not the Chosen One. Perhaps it took longer than expected to “correct” all the Iowa ballots for the “wrong” person. Maybe it was Russian interference. Or the “software developers” being tied to Clinton — who does she favor? All I know for certain is that Biden went from frontrunner to chopped liver. Democrat Party leadership owns it because of their intentional intensity on Biden and corruption.
I believe that Shel Silverstein and Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show prognosticated the current Democrat Party back in the early 1970s, when they released the song “Freakin' at the Freaker's Ball.” Iowa is just the beginning of this circus. It's going to get even weirder. They're starting to eat their own.