The chaotic 2016 Primary Process can roughly be summarized by the rise of political outsiders “shaking things up.” Something I always like to see, but on the side of the Democratic Party the outsider is actually floundering.
I mean this polling is one thing, and granted Sanders does have the edge over Clinton in New Hampshire. But the thing about New Hampshire is that it is the only state where there seems to be any kind of real political contest going on during this Democratic Primary season. Having some knowledge of the Clinton political apparatus I would reason that they are not exactly going to give up on it.
Believe it or not the Democratic Party seems to really want Hillary Clinton as their nominee and there’s nothing you can do about it. Click here to get a look at who the very core of the Democratic Party is endorsing thus far. That’s a lot of scrolling so thankfully somebody else put this into visual form.
This is the biggest indicator of why Bernie Sanders WILL NOT be the nominee. Endorsements played a plenty heavy role in the turn out previous elections. Sorry guys but Killer Mike’s endorsement is exactly gonna win this for Bernie.
This is why I don’t think that even a “solid” debate performance by Sanders can change things now. I told myself this wouldn’t be about bashing Sanders or Clinton(there’s plenty) but here’s my take.
On one side you have Republicans who scour the Earth trying to find ANYTHING they can find to attack her with and on the other you have heaps of Democrats who go through mental gymnastics to convince themselves that she would be an honest and competent leader of America. On both sides you’re dealing with masses of people who may very well not even be able to find America on the map.
The only thing that can stop Hillary Clinton now is a SEVERE fuck up.
Even then the economic establishment will not EVER let Bernie Sanders become president unless they knew they could control him, which they probably could to be honest. If not that then they will do everything in their powers to get rid of him as a threat on their hold of power. They can’t shoot him but the propaganda machine would probably make it so half the people at these rallies think that he’s a “EVIL WHITE RACIST/SEXIST OLD MAN!” or something like that. It seems like some of his supporters already do… hmmm maybe Sanders knows that if he attacks Hillary Clinton too hard that’s what will happen.
It appears that there is a HEAVY bias in the democratic party for Hillary Clinton. Even among her primary opponents. Sanders had plenty of chances to take perfectly legitimate attacks on her, but stopped short. Even things like the E-Mail scandal, instead of going on any sort of offensive Sanders practically apologized for Hillary Clinton. Criticism during a primary election doesn’t make you a Republican shill!
If Sanders were any smart he would study the 2008 campaign a bit more closely and how even though Clinton and Obama had quite a brawl nobody emerged from it thinking Barack Obama hated women. Sanders is basically a more authentic Barack Obama, it could work.