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2016 Postmortem

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Thu May 12, 2016, 11:34 PM May 2016

WSJ - "Saved by the Superdelegates: Sanders keeps beating Clinton, who looks weaker against Trump" [View all]

As Bernie said, it is undemocratic to pronounce this race as over. Voters do not pick the nominee. Delegates do. This is why Jeff Weaver hit the nail on the head when noted that superdelegates will ultimately decide nomination.


If you think the 2016 presidential campaign is already wild, imagine where we’d be without Democratic superdelegates. Bernie Sanders might be the next President.

The 74-year-old socialist won West Virginia’s primary on Tuesday, his 19th victory and second in a row. He still trails Hillary Clinton 1,719 to 1,425 in bound delegates, by CNN’s count, but he’s won a majority of the delegates since March 1. If he sweeps the final 10 primaries and caucuses, he might take the lead among bound delegates heading into the Democratic convention in July.

But then there are the superdelegates, the Democratic officeholders who can vote their preference and who overwhelmingly favor Mrs. Clinton. Of the 712 superdelegates, CNN counts 516 for the former first lady and 41 for the forlorn Senator from Vermont. This means she needs only 148 more delegates to clinch a majority for the nomination. As the primary season ends, Democratic voters are exhibiting a profound case of buyer’s remorse about Mrs. Clinton as their nominee, but she’s being rescued by the establishment.

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Mrs. Clinton has proven to be a lousy candidate, unappealing even to millions of Democrats. Mr. Trump is probably the weakest candidate Republicans could nominate, yet could Mrs. Clinton be the one Democrat who could lose to Mr. Trump? Maybe Democrats should consider a contested convention.
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So you paid Murdock to read that? Interesting. synergie May 2016 #1
so the WSJ wants bernie. big deal. not too good on math tho nt msongs May 2016 #2
Apparently the WSJ didn't get the new talking points memo DLCWIdem May 2016 #25
She may just be the most unelectable candidate in history when you factor in all her baggage. coffeeAM May 2016 #3
If you enjoy RW manufactured baggage and hate math and do not know Trump synergie May 2016 #4
I know the Sanders' baggage. grasswire May 2016 #6
His baggage has not been talked about by either Hillary or Trump. She is more decent than he is. Jitter65 May 2016 #11
Nobody believes that. grasswire May 2016 #13
So his crowds are a ploy to trick superdelegates into picking him? AgingAmerican May 2016 #19
Nah, Sanders uses the rallies to feed his ego, which grows by the day! riversedge May 2016 #29
Ah, so the tens of thousands come just to feed his ego! AgingAmerican May 2016 #33
You got it -- Bernie is tricking so many--donate those $27!! riversedge May 2016 #37
Yeah, that must explain it! Trickery! AgingAmerican May 2016 #41
Good lord lastone May 2016 #28
Wow, I can't believe that a rational person can actually say that. Hillary supports wars rhett o rick May 2016 #43
What's in those J.C. Penney suitcases? His tax returns have the answer. oasis May 2016 #15
J.C. Penney boxers, socks, and pajamas. grasswire May 2016 #16
hey---shssssssssssush--You are telling everyone Jane's hiding place! riversedge May 2016 #30
LOL!!! Zing!! CoffeeCat May 2016 #32
She betrayed her own Party and the people of the US and the people of Iraq and why? rhett o rick May 2016 #8
Did you vote for Kerry? nt Andy823 May 2016 #24
Time for "Guess the Point". If you want to give me a lecture, go ahead without the questions. rhett o rick May 2016 #42
A lot of it is right wing bullshit, some of it is self inflicted though. phleshdef May 2016 #9
She's going to be a party disaster in November, LWolf May 2016 #23
Downballot cancer. Lizzie Poppet May 2016 #34
Yep. nt LWolf May 2016 #35
"buyer's remorse" re: HRC; if she's the nominee, there will be more than that amborin May 2016 #5
Media loves Trump, Clinton's under investigation, has tons and tons of baggage. CentralCoaster May 2016 #7
Do you know the "supposed" purpose of superdelegates? I do, and it isn't so they can be purchased or Dragonfli May 2016 #12
Exactly, There Is This Misconception That Voters Chose The Nominee TomCADem May 2016 #14
I see no need to make this an either/or. it takes BOTH Supers and Pledged to win 99th_Monkey May 2016 #18
The Iron Triangle prevails, lobbyist delegates will support the candidate protecting their interests TheBlackAdder May 2016 #21
Ok this is by my count the third news organization going there nadinbrzezinski May 2016 #10
I'm really surprised. I guess even they don't think its over yet... riderinthestorm May 2016 #26
There is an element of trump fear as well nadinbrzezinski May 2016 #39
Whaa! The Wall St. fucking Journal? nt 99th_Monkey May 2016 #17
"... it is undemocratic to pronounce this race as over. Voters do not pick the nominee. ... pampango May 2016 #20
"Mrs. Clinton has proven to be a lousy candidate, unappealing even to millions of Democrats." LWolf May 2016 #22
Further proof the Republicans would rather face Bernie redstateblues May 2016 #27
Just curious, who is the author of this editorial? emulatorloo May 2016 #31
Ahhh, I see that the WSJ is trying to roil Democratic waters. Beacool May 2016 #36
lol, any port in a storm bigtree May 2016 #38
Yes Democrats Listen to the Wall Street Journal - A real Beacon of Truth!!! /sacrcasm BootinUp May 2016 #40
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