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Wed Apr 20, 2016, 03:29 PM

 

Former intern for Bernie Sanders says he can no longer win, endorses Hillary Clinton

Now that Hillary Clinton has won the New York democratic primary decisively, using the state to widen her massive delegate lead and popular vote lead at a time when Bernie Sanders desperately needed to pull off an upset in order to justify the continued existence of his campaign, the question has surfaced: how many democrats and liberals will now defect from Team Bernie to Team Hillary this week? It turns out one prominent Sanders supporter is already doing just that.

“The political revolution Bernie Sanders began (or more accurately, uncovered) is not over,” declared political operative Christopher Nikhil Bowen late last night. “However, his campaign as a true contender to be our party’s nominee, is.” This is notable because Bowen used to work for Bernie Sanders. He’s from Vermont and he was an intern for Senator Sanders back in college. He goes on to explain that he’s still a big fan of Bernie, but he now believes that Hillary is the path forward in the general election and a much preferable choice over any of the 2016 republicans due to her favorable stances on a number of issues.




In Christopher Nikhil Bowen’s words: “I cannot afford a Republican presidency, we cannot afford to go back. I refuse to go back. Stand with me friends as we press forward for a better America with Hillary Clinton. I have endorsed Hillary Clinton for President tonight, and I urge you to do the same!” Read his full endorsement.


http://www.dailynewsbin.com/news/former-intern-for-bernie-sanders-says-he-can-no-longer-win-endorses-hillary-clinton/24546/

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Reply Former intern for Bernie Sanders says he can no longer win, endorses Hillary Clinton (Original post)
Her Sister Apr 2016 OP
workinclasszero Apr 2016 #1
Her Sister Apr 2016 #2
DesertFlower Apr 2016 #16
Her Sister Apr 2016 #3
RandySF Apr 2016 #4
Koinos Apr 2016 #6
SharonClark Apr 2016 #8
CrowCityDem Apr 2016 #5
riversedge Apr 2016 #13
Maru Kitteh Apr 2016 #14
SharonClark Apr 2016 #7
hamsterjill Apr 2016 #9
DesertFlower Apr 2016 #17
Tarheel_Dem Apr 2016 #10
KewlKat Apr 2016 #11
riversedge Apr 2016 #12
NastyRiffraff Apr 2016 #15
Cha Apr 2016 #18

Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 03:30 PM

1. Great!

 

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 03:31 PM

2. Here's the endorsement: Hillary Clinton Endorsement

 

Excerpt:

I have been a proud Vermonter my whole life. Since the beginning of Bernie Sanders campaign for President and well before, I have been an outspoken advocate for him in my community. However, it is clear to me that Bernie Sanders will unfortunately not go on to capture our party’s nomination.

Our country can now go in two opposite directions when it comes to marriage equality and so many other human rights issues. We can go forward or we can go back. I am slated to be married to the love of my life next year, and I cannot imagine a world without that legal right. Actually, I can, and that’s why it is so imperative that we coalesce behind our party’s choice, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Clinton 4.19.16Today, I see unprecedented protections bestowed on LGBT peoples. As a gay rights activist with the Stonewall Democratic Club and the Stonewall Young Democrats I fight every day to ensure that my community is treated with the respect I know we all deserve. On the campaign trail I’ve heard Hillary Clinton affirm the importance of the LGBT community, of women, of minorities, of Spanish-speakers, of civil rights, of her reluctance to use military force aboard, and so many more issues my generation holds dear. I cannot afford a Republican presidency, we cannot afford to go back. I refuse to go back. Stand with me friends as we press forward for a better America with Hillary Clinton. I have endorsed Hillary Clinton for President tonight, and I urge you to do the same!


https://westhollywoodguardian.wordpress.com/2016/04/19/hillary-clinton-endorsement/

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Response to Her Sister (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:13 PM

16. great. i hope other bernie supporters realize

that we need a democratic president.

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 03:33 PM

3. I also heard the one Vermont Super-Delegate switched to HRC

 

yesterday or today? Anyone else heard this?

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 03:33 PM

4. I already hear the #Berniebus coming

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Response to RandySF (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 04:01 PM

6. It's too noisy. It needs a muffler.

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Response to Koinos (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 04:05 PM

8. You made me think of the bus in Harry Potter :)

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 03:36 PM

5. Bernie's grasp on SDs is like the claw machine on a stuffed animal.

 

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Response to CrowCityDem (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 05:27 PM

13. Every time I take my nephew someplace I lose any quarters I have but he sure

has fun. Actually I try to avoid them--but he knows every spot there is!!

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Response to riversedge (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:04 PM

14. Sounds just like a perfect metaphor doesn't it?

Bernie's kids keep losing all their quarters too - and no stuffed Unicorn to show for it.


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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 04:03 PM

7. WOW! Great news!

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 04:23 PM

9. The beginning of the end.

I hope Bernie will work toward reconciliation, which I believe he will. I think he will endorse Hillary when the time is right for him to do that.

I voted for Hillary, but I've never hated Bernie. I've grown weary of the Bernie supporters constant babbly on DU, but I think Bernie is a decent man, and I believe he will do what's best for the party and the country.

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:15 PM

17. i hope you're right.

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 04:34 PM

10. Finally, some sense.

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 05:14 PM

11. kick

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 05:14 PM

12. REC. and Thank you.

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:04 PM

15. This is only the start

The defections will come quickly after April 26.

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:53 PM

18. Thank you, Christopher Nikhil Bowen!

Mahalo, Her Sister!

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