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Bernie's current proposed strategy could win him the nomination.

Unfortunately for Bernie, he waited too long. Bernie started off saying he wanted to run a non-negative, issue oriented campaign. Somewhere along the way (*cough* Jeff Weaver *cough* Tad Devine) his movement became less about issues and more about trying to destroy Hillary.

If Bernie stuck to his guns (no pun intended) and focused solely on the issues and building himself up instead of trying to tear Hillary down, I believe he would be doing far better. Perhaps even winning.

Now, he kind of alluded in his speech a tack back to the issues (which I agree with) and less talk about Hillary (which I agree with). THIS was his winning campaign strategy and I believe Weaver and Devine destroyed Bernie Sanders by not sticking to his original theme.

Imagine for a moment, if Bernie's online brigade spent all of their time and energy building their candidate up instead of creating memes trying to tear Hillary down. THAT was the winning strategy. But somewhere along the way it became about tearing Hillary down.

Yes, Hillary has to court progressives, but Bernie's movement has also created a movement of people who believe Hillary is only winning due to superdelegates, voter fraud, and conspiracy theories. And THAT is on Bernie to try and heal those wounds.

If there is anything we can agree on at this point it should be: 1-Bernie, at this point, needs to help unify the Dem party by stopping any negative remarks about Hillary. 2-Build his own platform up. 3-Stop Trump, an orange white supremacist who wants to punish women for having abortions, deport 11 million families, start 3 wars, make racism codified law, crush unions, and load SCOTUS with dingbats. 4-There is a lot more that unites us than divides us.

Who's going to step up and apologize?

Personal responsibility is an admirable trait.

Philadelphia Daily News endorses Hillary for President


Despite being polar opposites politically, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are two sides of the same coin; noisy, radical curmudgeons who embody many people's disaffection with the political status quo. In both cases, their followers project far more on to them than they offer or could ever deliver.

And then there's Hillary Clinton. She's is a canvas, too, but many project either far less on to her than what she might deliver - or they project their negative feelings about her husband, or her power. She's the anti-Bernie; called by many a "bad candidate," "unlikeable," even "unqualified."

A key fact is that people have described her this way for decades: When she attempted the massive job of reforming health care - as first lady. When she ran for and won the U.S. Senate, where she was more effective in eight years than Sanders has been in his 26 years in Congress. When she first ran for president against Obama. When she became Obama's secretary of state, logging in nearly a million miles of travel and restoring the credibility of the U.S. foreign policy. And again as presidential candidate . . . one who, by the way, has won nearly 700 more delegates toward the nomination than her rival.

Today, she's more accomplished than any other candidate and, in our view, most qualified to lead the country with tenacity and intelligence.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20160422_DN_editorial__Hillary_Clinton_deserves_Democratic_nomination.html#GzvCI3YkWwlrtyIg.99

Only one candidate has more votes than Trump.

Hillary will go into convention with a huge delegate lead, huge popular vote lead, and more votes than Donald Trump.

If Bernie cant even get more votes than Trump now, it would be party suicide to nominate him, and it would be a downticket disaster trying to defend him. Trying to convince the "establishment" to back a candidate who would be handily defeated is not going to happen either. This primary was effectively over on Super Tuesday, and in 72 hours it will be the icing on the cake.

Bernie should then channel his movement to help electing downticket Dems, particularly in Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina.

Boston Globe: An Open Letter To Bernie Sanders

Dear Bernie:

I know you and I have had our differences over the past few months, so perhaps I’m not the person you’re most inclined to listen to about your political future. But please, hear me out.

You’ve had a pretty good run so far. A year ago, you were trailing Hillary Clinton by 50 points in the polls. No one gave you much of a chance of winning a single state, let alone 16 of them. And there certainly wasn’t a person alive who thought you’d out-raise the mighty Clinton campaign-cash harvesting machine. You spent $46 million in April. Are you kidding me?


But here’s the thing – and I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but maybe a little tough love is in order — you’re not going to win the Democratic nomination. This isn’t one of these “yeah, it’s a long shot, but maybe if I get lucky and everything goes my way” things. You’re not going to overcome Hillary Clinton’s lead in pledged delegates and you’re certainly not going to convince super delegates to vote for you over her. I mean, think about it: You’re trying to convince them to vote against the person who is almost certainly going to win in pledged delegates.

And even if you could win that way, would you really want to? In fact, if we’re really being honest here, the way your campaign has gone the past six weeks isn’t the way you want to win — or even the way you want to lose. Remember back in May 2015 when you said you didn’t want this campaign to be about Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, or Bernie Sanders? Remember when you said you weren’t going to engage in character assassination and personal attacks?

The rest: http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2016/04/22/open-letter-bernie-sanders/AfEtRwYJmTJ5lTNIuw4q8O/story.html?s_campaign=bostonglobe%3Asocialflow%3Atwitter

The End Is Coming: Top Sanders adviser hints at a quiet finish - The Washington Post

Is the end nigh? (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)


There’s a whole lot of hand-wringing among Democrats right now over Bernie Sanders’s vow to keep on trying to flip super-delegates even if he continues to trail badly in the popular vote and pledged delegate count — a quest that, he says, could spill on to the convention floor in Philadelphia in July. Both Sanders himself and his campaign manager Jeff Weaver have rattled this saber.

But now senior Sanders adviser Tad Devine has telegraphed a much more likely endgame — one that would be a whole lot quieter and less contentious. In an interview with Rachel Maddow, Devine was asked whether this strategy is in sync with Sanders’s high-minded campaign, and he answered, in part:

“The key test is succeeding with voters. In 2008 I wrote a piece that they published in the New York Times right after Super Tuesday, and I argued that super-delegates should wait, should look and listen to what the voters do, and follow the will of the voters. And I can tell you, I got a lot of push-back from the Clinton campaign at the time, when I published that piece.

“But I believe that today — that our super-delegates, that our party leaders, should let the voters speak first. And I think if they do, all the way through the end of the voting, that will strengthen our party, and certainly strengthen our hand — if we succeed with voters between now and June.”

The rest:

"I had let myself mistake the loudest people for The People."


Michelle Goldberg really nails this one. Hillary Clinton has over 10 million votes and a silent majority. I can relate in a way, my mom lives in Brooklyn, supports Hillary. She told me a month ago she thought Bernie might win NY. She checked her neighborhood in Brooklyn and it went Hillary 65-35. I live in the outskirts of Alphabet City in Manhattan, only a few blocks from the Bernie rally in Washington Square, my precinct went Hillary almost 70-30. (Even more relatable, author cites her friend at New School, which is also my alma mater!)

End the caucuses and close the primaries.

Then, get rid of superdelegates altogether. Campaign in every state. Winner take all / popular vote wins. There's your 50 state strategy.

This would grow the party through registration, and eliminate the need for superdelegates.

Dont forget to send Bernie more $$$ today.

Coriander crab salad with lemon poached prawns and lime crema...just like the 99%.

Good News, Democrats!

Now that the primaries are pretty much out of the way, we can all unite to stop the criminally insane Republican party! No need for either side to continue bashing each other, we now have a common enemy; an absurd reality tv show host with a dead squirrel on his head. The orange white supremacist:

Donald Trump.
Donald T.
Don T.


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