I see the conservaposse is back to macro-ing view counts. Are they in stalkmode or in puppetmode, I ask rhetorically. Pity, it is the most interesting thing about their character.
Ex_Mil8 saidAs Clinton said (of her and Sanders), "There is more that unites us than divides us". Compare the civility of the Dem race with the knife fight in a phone booth of the GOP primaries. I think it's great that Sanders has turned the Dem primaries into a real contest, but he is going to have to face the reality that Clinton is more electable and better qualified than him to be president. In the 2008 primary, Clinton suspended her campaign on 7 June. Sanders should probably do the same.
It was probably improbable of me to think it would stay on the very high road but I'm glad it hasn't stooped too far under any bus and I asked the question hoping it doesn't deteriorate further though I think the current level isn't too bad, somewhat refreshing actually. I do enjoy healthy debate. Certainly I've got no issues calling someone out if I by chance notice some fucked up thinking.
If Bernie is the man I thought I voted for, then I'm not worried about reuniting the party after the primary, that he'd support Hillary should she get the popular vote.
How many of his group could he bring along, those who were with us all along. Certainly some of his support is fringe, I don't know what becomes of them. But also he's got some true Democrats rooting for his win. This is actually a bit of a treat for me because I like both candidates.
If it winds up being very close but she's got more of the popular vote (and I don't have percentages in mind) then I think it depends on how polling plays in the few days between conventions because we've no idea how the GOP convention will play out within their extreme possibilities or what candidate it will spit out. When they can change their own rules at any time, I'd not be surprised if they reanimated Reagan.
My other concern goes to practicality that what I consider so far by what I've been shown of the email affair to be not what the GOP would make of it, yet I don't know where it winds up. By that, I'd hope Bernie would stay in the race in civil discourse until the last minute
DOMINUS saidHave you heard Sanders' supporters' and political strategists' statements following their candidate's NY defeat? Sanders and his avid fans will not stop until the Democratic Party is crippled because they have absolutely no loyalty to the party. I understand that Sanders is willing to poach Clinton's superdelegates even if Clinton reaches the magic number of 2,383 (pledged and unpledged) delegates. In other words, Sanders is ready to unleash destruction upon the very party under whose banner he is running. Don't count on Sanders dropping out or letting up. Sanders and his fans are living in an alternate reality where the facts don't matter, so don't hold your breath.
I think (hope) you're exaggerating a tad. He strikes me as a mostly reasonable guy particularly how early on he was not as concerned about superdelegates as was his supporters, seemingly understanding of the rules of the game he was playing.
You seem to be trying to spray paint him with Trump gold leaf in a can but I don't believe he's that, not by his record, nor actions I know of and not by his words. He might not be your kind of Democrat but I remember the party before it got pulled so far over to the right by the dastardly GOP degrading Liberalism.
Whether or not he wins the primary, I thank Bernie for his run. I hope this will go down as a pivotal moment in the Democratic Party, that we might steer back towards being truly & proudly liberal. And I don't care much for the progressives' current liberalism denouncements, which smells to me vestige of GOP shit.
To me, liberalism is an underlayment, not an undermining of progress. Indeed it is what got us to this stage of social evolution despite conservatism's obstructionism. Progressivism can further put your money where your liberal mouth is.