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Response to msanthrope (Original post)

Sun May 8, 2016, 07:07 AM

9. True, but...

 

I think it's as true of intra-party issues as it is of the GE. I see a lot of Clinton supporters (including, I believe, the OP...I'm on my way out the door to work and don't have time to check past posts) saying "Hillary won the primary and should make no concessions and no outreach to try to recapture Sanders supporters...they're going to vote for her anyways to stop Trump."

If the Clinton campaign acts and thinks the same way...let's just say I think the President is correct about more than he's being credited with. Politics is the art of the possible and it requires compromises all around. Clinton can't win the GE without making major compromises from what she wants to what Sanders ran on. (If the result had been reversed...the same would be true of Sanders, except that I think he'd be more amenable to those compromises as long as they weren't economic. Clinton doesn't really have that choice...her compromises to recapture Sanders support probably has to be economic.) If it doesn't bite her this time...it does put her in a bad spot in 4 years when Americans are still pissed about these things and the GOP isn't running a narcissistic psychopath.

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