"Not everything is about an economic theory, right?" Clinton said, kicking off a long, interactive riff with the crowd at a union hall this afternoon. "If we broke up the big banks tomorrow - and I will if they deserve it, if they pose a systemic risk, I will - would that end racism?"
"No!" the audience yelled back.
Clinton continued to list scenarios, asking: "Would that end sexism? Would that end discrimination against the LGBT community? Would that make people feel more welcoming to immigrants overnight?"
After every question, the crowd emphatically yelled "No!"
That was a slight overstatement. While Hillary's no doubt getting the nomination, this is not going to be an early race. Like I don't see Bernie bowing out early. He's sticking around until close to the end of the nomination process. His campaign just has too much momentum at this point. He'll no doubt lose to her South Carolina, but I think there's still potential surprises in store for Colorado, Ohio and Nevada.Oh, there's no way. It's good Bernie is making it a fight so the Dems get some publicity, but he's not going to be the nominee.
NEW YORK—Citing her lackluster support among young voters, campaign consultants to Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential frontrunner who has served as both a U.S. senator and secretary of state, reportedly instructed the candidate this week to be more inspiring. “Right now, voters are looking for a candidate who stands for real societal change, someone who can stir something inside them,” said media advisor Jim Margolis, urging the woman—who overcame entrenched societal biases to build a successful legal career, became the first female senator elected in the state of New York, oversaw the Department of State during a period of widespread international tumult, and, if elected, would be the first female president in American history—to appear more uplifting to voters. “Many young people have completely lost faith in the political process, and they want to believe that true progress is actually possible. They want someone who embodies progressive ideals.” Margolis added that Clinton was too much a part of the establishment she spent decades breaking down barriers to enter.
There were Clinton supporters swearing they'd never vote for Obama (and vice versa with Obama supporters); that shit was absolutely rancorous. But come November they all turned out, and against such a relatively benign candidate like McCain. I think the spectre of a President Trump or Cruz would dissolve any misgivings most Sanders voters would have about not voting for Clinton.My fear is that Bernie supporters won't support Hillary come November. There is true animosity toward her, even within the party. I see just as much, if not more, hate for her coming from fellow democrats as I do from republicans. I hope she is able to drive enough voters to the polls to win in November.
Not sure what you've been reading but the make-up of the US electorate (lots of black people, lots of Hispanic people, lots of immigrants, many gay people etc) ensures that Donald Trump is extremely unlikely to win.If only Joe Biden was standing for Prez, he'd win hands down. As it stands, is it's Hilary or Bernie standing in Nov, they will basically hand the presidency to Donald Trump.