If, and that is a big if, HRC should be replaced by
another democrat, then why not Kerry?
I read a lot about Biden, and now O'Malley,
but neither one has been nominated before.
Kerry, I fear , is not very well liked by the
Clinton clan, but he has proven himself as
an absolut superior SoS with success in
many areas. He is trusted by Obama, and
knows the country just as well as anyone.
This post seems to be a solution looking for a problem.
in case of a very serious effect of the FBI investigation.
My main question is : why then Biden or O'Malley,
when Kerry has more than the necessary
actually campaigned. What makes anyone think that any of the three would do as well as the two current candidates?
As to the ongoing FBI investigation, if anything happens it does not appear that it will happen soon.
Step in and the people won't allow it. More estab. BS if they try
You know, that other dude who out raised the Hillary machine throughout the primary?
You know that guy, what's his name? Why not him?
try everything and anything to stop him.
My question was only raised with respect to
Biden or O'Malley as the other establishment
at least according to filings. And now, Secretary Clinton is still bringing in the money ... BS, not so much.
Ms. Golden Sacks is the woman for them.
It'll be madness no matter who it is. I think the best bet really is Bernie, personally. Anyone else would make the system look ridiculously broken.
And he hasn't run in this one.
I don't see why Hillary or any of her friends should be allowed to substitute another candidate in her place, should she withdraw. There are two people running for this spot. If one drops out, it goes to the other.
in case something goes wrong?
I don't believe that HRC would give up the
place in spite of an indictment, but if so
why not a very successful SoS?
Yes, to your question about his former run;
however, remember Nixon?
I don't remember what it was, though.
Although there are plenty of questions about Hillary's health, too.
His wife's health is possibly what you have heard of. Kerry DID seriously break his leg in a bicycle accident, but he was back to heavy travel in a month.
I do not think either the Sanders people or Clinton people would be happy with him. Sanders did praise his work as secretary. Not to mention, he is still very busy as Secretary.
The Clintons never liked him, probably do not forgive him for endorsing Obama and likely blame him for not stonewalling on the email to protect her.
Her delegates would then be trusted to choose on behalf of her voters.
Under your logic if there was a candidate with 85% of the vote and some gadfly with only 15% and the one with 85% died they would have to nominate the one with 15%. That makes no sense.
He does not. It's a close contest.
If Hillary a corrupt politician drops out of a race because they've been caught in some criminal act, it's absurd to expect their little political faction to be allowed to just insert a replacement.
He's been tested nationally and will continue Obama's legacy.
...don't place a lot of importance on Obama's legacy, as demonstrated by their vote for a "revolution."
Plus trial heats back when he was discussed showed he was the strongest of the three.
Be appropriate in any way shape or form.
...perhaps I got that wrong...
The best way I can think of to get Sanders supporters to give up on the election and stay home would be to parachute Biden into the nomination, nothing would more clearly and obviously make Bernie's point about the corruption of the establishment.
So I suspect it's a done deal...
primaries would be shoved ahead of the only candidate who promises to work overtime to reverse the corporate takeover of our government and the candidate who has been awarded 46% of the pledged delegates thus far in the primary season. If the party powers can just pick anyone they want to run for president in a general election, why hold primaries at all? In fact, why hold national general elections at all? Why not let the corporations who already write our laws simply choose who they'd like to live in the White House? (I'm sure it'll come to that eventually anyway.) That kind of "democracy" would be so much better for the "little people" who could then be left to post their selfies and pictures of kittens on Facebook in peace.
and Trump would win for sure. Sorry Hillary is the nominee...geez you guys are such haters...Bernie is not worth it.
I like Kerry, but I don't think they would turn to him if Biden is available.
I have a few issues with Biden, not the least of which is his track record as enthusiastic proponent of the drug war.
I'm having trouble thinking of anything that would more perfectly make Bernie's point regarding the corruption of the establishment than parachuting Biden (or anyone else) into the nomination.
Which is why I think it's damn near certain to happen.
Parachuting another candidate into the nomination will clinch it for me.
For both parties.
I don't think there is any great plan- Hillary was the one who had the big plan, and got the decks cleared and all the party apparatus lined up--- but if it turns out she's a damaged candidate, then everyone is left standing around not knowing their lines or even what the name of the play is.
How they would explain bringing Biden in to the millions of people who have voted for Sanders is just beyond me. But I do suspect such a scenario would involve something like that.
Very weird times.
Hillary *has* to stay in until the convention else Sanders is something close to the default nominee, since that is unthinkable then a lot of behavior becomes more explicable. Remember HRCs lawyer pointed out she is not legally obligated to answer questions, that sounds like a way of stalling the investigation.
Parachute in a loser, blame the Berniebros for the loss, hunker down through four years of Trump and you're golden is what's going through some minds.
that some Hillary backers would rather see Trump than Bernie.
They wouldn't admit it so it's hard to quantify.
But I think it's a likely possibility.
who I suspect if not for shenanigans and outright stealing by the dnc/dws crew would be the front runner as I type. Yes I mean Senator Sanders. You know the guy who packs the house time after time day after day no matter where it is he is appearing, yes that guy