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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:20 AM

Mass. Democrats confident Bernie Sanders' supporters will unify behind Hillary Clinton

FRom MassLive.com..

As party leaders begin to push for party unity ahead of the November general election, Massachusetts Democrats said they are confident backers of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will come together particularly with Donald Trump as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

Joe Caiazzo, who worked on Sanders' campaign in Massachusetts and surrounding states, said he expects nearly all of the Vermont senator's backers will likely line up behind Clinton.

"If I had to bet, I would say almost all the Bernie people will support Clinton in the general for a number of reasons. I think the first of which is she will be the nominee of the party," he said in an interview. "And, Donald Trump represents everything that's bad with America and frankly is dangerous and scares the heck out of people. There's too much at stake to give him the possibility of being president."

With Clinton having just recently become the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Caiazzo stressed that things are still falling into place when it comes to unifying the party ahead of the general election.

"I don't work for the campaign anymore, but just based on my time there and general political knowledge, I think it's evident things will start to coalesce around the secretary very soon," he said.

http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/06/mass_democrats_confident_berni.html

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I think this is probably true across the country. The few holdouts we have here on DU are the exception.

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Reply Mass. Democrats confident Bernie Sanders' supporters will unify behind Hillary Clinton (Original post)
DCBob Jun 2016 OP
edgineered Jun 2016 #1
DCBob Jun 2016 #2
edgineered Jun 2016 #4
DCBob Jun 2016 #5
edgineered Jun 2016 #7
DCBob Jun 2016 #9
edgineered Jun 2016 #13
DCBob Jun 2016 #14
edgineered Jun 2016 #16
DCBob Jun 2016 #17
edgineered Jun 2016 #18
DCBob Jun 2016 #20
Florencenj2point0 Jun 2016 #12
edgineered Jun 2016 #15
geek tragedy Jun 2016 #3
DCBob Jun 2016 #6
Chan790 Jun 2016 #8
Florencenj2point0 Jun 2016 #11
Chan790 Jun 2016 #22
Florencenj2point0 Jun 2016 #10
TheCowsCameHome Jun 2016 #19
DCBob Jun 2016 #21


Response to edgineered (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:31 AM

2. The ones I was referring to are continuing to bash and trash Hillary..

and threatening to not vote or write-in Bernie's name in Nov.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:35 AM

4. I see.

It is much better that they don't vote for Clinton after all.

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Response to edgineered (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:38 AM

5. That would be an illogical thing to do.

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If they truly care about the future of this country.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:55 AM

7. Logical or not isn't up to us.

Without stating my intentions regarding POTUS in the GE, I have no reasons not to favor D candidates down ballot, have contributed more than I should have to other D campaigns, and will be filling a slot on Friday for our county's office.

In summary, it may be that the future of this country relies less on the office of one person than it does on the aggregate of all others. Selecting a leader that does not represent a necessary move to the left does not seem like a logical business decision.

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Response to edgineered (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 08:12 AM

9. If Trump is elected this country is doomed.

If you cant see that I cant help you.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 08:21 AM

13. There is no help for me.

I am of the opinion, and have been of that opinion for quite some time, that it is unlikely that Trump will be the R nominee. I find it both amusing and frustrating that so many are playing this 'we have to stop Trump' bullshit. I am also surprised that so many on a political message board do not understand that neither the D nor the R party has a confirmed nominee. Yes, I know all about probabilities - actually studied statistics for a few semesters long ago - but the linear thinking that todays plans will develop in a straight line to the November election without so much as a single decision point being reached is every bit as foolish as thinking there will be no October surprise this year.

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Response to edgineered (Reply #13)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 08:24 AM

14. We will be doomed if any Republican is elected in Nov.

Particularity if they also retain control of the House and Senate. Surely you can see that?

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Response to DCBob (Reply #14)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 08:27 AM

16. Loop. Goto post 7. Endloop nt

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Response to edgineered (Reply #16)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 08:28 AM

17. Endless loop.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #17)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 08:44 AM

18. Yup, nothing like a little fun.

Too often we, as a members of a group, tend to forget the simple things that bring us enjoyment. Nice having a quick chat, now to run off to a friendly game with some friends. Good day DCBob.

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Response to edgineered (Reply #18)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 09:01 AM

20. Same to you!

Cheers.

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Response to edgineered (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 08:17 AM

12. thank you for supporting down ticket democrats

that's what I have been asking people to do. Maybe when you get to know Clinton better, you will like her more.

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Response to Florencenj2point0 (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 08:25 AM

15. With that good looking V-dub bus in your sig line,

let me say thanks, and un-see your second sentence for now.

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Response to edgineered (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:34 AM

3. They don't need to stop supporting him in order to

 

start supporting her.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:47 AM

6. That's true but seems many cant quite resolve that in their minds.

They have mistaken what Bernie has been saying as a direct attack on Hillary Clinton. Bernie's focus has been almost entirely on the problems with the system.. not any particular individual. Some of his followers dont see that distinction.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:59 AM

8. Many of us didn't support her long before we supported him.

 

Is Hillary going to get my vote or my support? In a word: "No."

She's going to get me starting the call on Nov. 10, 2016 for a 2020 primary to unseat her.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 08:15 AM

11. Way to betray the people you pretend to care about

the poor and oppressed. Some of us can not survive your rich white boy revolution.

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Response to Florencenj2point0 (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 04:33 PM

22. Just as many of you can not survive Clintonism either...

 

you just don't know it yet.

Yes, it's paternalistic as fuck...but we're doing it for you because you don't know that you shouldn't want Clinton and that she's going to be a disaster for people in poverty, just like Bill was.

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Response to DCBob (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 08:14 AM

10. I have no doubt

There was a poll in April which said that only 15 percent of Bernie's supporters were BoBers.

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Response to DCBob (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 08:52 AM

19. Most will, some won't, it doesn't matter much

in Massachusetts.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #19)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 09:02 AM

21. I think Mass is a good indicator.

If they can handle switching to the "dark side" then I am sure most of the rest of country will too.

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