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Before we sink our teeth into the whole Clinton being unable to shake off Sanders thing, we should point out that we really, really don’t like either of the Democratic Party candidates for the nomination. Hillary Clinton is a lying career politician who would sell her soul for a position and Bernie Sanders is a silly old man whose political (and other) opinions are are basically communist.
All in all, not our cup of tea.
Which makes it even more important that Donald Trump beats them come November.
First of all, let’s look at the numbers. At the moment, Hillary Clinton has 1,716 pledged delegates while Bernie Sanders sits at 1,433. Considering the fact that there are almost a thousand more delegates in play, one would think that Sanders still has a chance, right? Well, not so much.
We don’t know how much you know about the Democratic Primary nomination process, but they have Superdelegates who are not won by votes and who can cast their vote any way they like at the National Convention in July. Well, at the moment, Hillary has 524 of those on her side, while Bernie has only 40. In essence, Clinton has 2,240 delegates altogether while Sanders has 1,437.
Superdelegates can change their mind, but for that to happen, Bernie would have to beat Hillary in regular delegates which is not going to happen, simply because he cannot win the remaining states convincingly enough so as to overtake Hillary.
In essence, he is toast. And not willing to back down.
Does this ring a bell?
Yes, much like Ted Cruz and John Kasich in the GOP, Bernie Sanders is not giving up. The only difference is that he is actually winning primaries, especially as of late.
His latest win came earlier this week in West Virginia where he won 18 delegates and Clinton won only 11. West Virginia is a weird state for Democrats, mostly because its primaries are open (Republicans and independents can also vote) but also because it is considered to be a generally quite conservative.
Still, Bernie won and after the election, he continued on his quest of explaining to Democratic party members why he should be their candidate at the 2016 Presidential election.
But, why do we care? What’s in it for us?
Well, for one, it is a well-known fact that the sooner the party starts getting back together after a particularly rough primary process (much like the GOP’s this year), the better their candidate is going to fare in the election.
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The GOP has started healing, despite what some people would like you to think. The party is finally recognizing the will of its voters and Republican powerhouses like Sheldon Adelson have started endorsing Mr. Trump ().
Across the aisle, the Democrats are still quibbling amongst themselves and what is even more pertinent, the losing side is actually making sense (unlike what Cruz or Kasich did). Sanders is constantly exposing Clinton’s weaknesses, saying that she is nothing but a career politician and someone who will simply keep the status quo. Sanders also sometimes allows himself to criticize certain aspects of Obama’s administration and “legacy”, which has also become sacrilege among the Democrats.
And people are listening. Democrats are listening. More and more Democrats are saying they would probably not vote Hillary in the presidential election and all of this is good for the GOP. As long as that Red Old Bernie keeps running and exposing Hillary’s shortcomings, it is playing into the hands of the GOP.
This is a good thing. This will only make it easier for Trump to win the general election and finally return the White House to the GOP. Seeing what our country has turned into over these last 8 years, it is more obvious than ever before that we cannot afford another Democratic candidate in the Oval Office. They have stopped being one of America’s major parties a while ago.
We don’t know what they are anymore.
One thing we do know is that they do not belong in the White House.