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Can Bernie supporters comprehend why someone would prefer Hillary over Bernie? [View all]

So, we have a post here again attacking Hillary and condescendingly claiming that Hillary supporters can't fathom why some people prefer Bernie, and then we hear the burned out line, yet again, about Hillary being "Third Way" or "DLC" or whatever.

BUNK ! First, and I will say it yet again, Bernie Sanders would be disgusted with these anti-Hillary posts. He has refused to engage in these attacks, and his supporters should follow his example.

Next, just because someone is a Hillary supporter it doesn't mean he or she doesn't like Bernie. There is nowhere near the kind of nasty attacking of Bernie going from the Hillary side around here. Not close. It seems every other post is another Hillary attack. Shameful, and Sanders would be disgusted with it.

Hillary supporters overwhelmingly like Bernie and agree with him to a large extent on most issues. In fact, Bernie and Hillary have MANY points of agreement on policy. And we of course can understand why some people so strongly support Bernie. He is strong on the issues, very sincere, authentic, and passionate. Yes, WE GET IT. Again, we like and admire him too and agree to a large extent with him on the issues. But there are good REASONS why we support Hillary as a first choice.

So, to assist with the comprehension that has been called into question, here is why I support Hillary as a first choice over Bernie, much as I also like Bernie.

* She is brilliant and VERY well-qualified for the job.

* She is PROGRESSIVE and the "Third Way" label is hyperbole. She's not a purist, but she sure as hell is no "Republican".

* Bernie Sanders is a self-described socialist and this nation is not ready to elect a self-described socialist. Period. Anyone who can't see this is dismissing our political history and our political culture today. I really like Bernie, his passion, and most of his policy ideas. But he is simply TOO far to the left to win the general American presidential election. The American general electorate simply will not accept him. The Republicans will scream "SOCIALIST SOCIALIST SOCIALIST" from the rooftops for months on end, day after day, and Sanders would be slaughtered. It is just that simple. If he aspired to the presidency, he should have NEVER labeled HIMSELF a "socialist." Just ain't gonna happen. This is why VERY FEW organizations and politicians are endorsing him and why virtually every political statistician gives him a VERY low likelihood of winning the primary let alone the general election. I really like him, but he just can't win. And win we MUST. Could you imagine "President Trump" or ANY of those clowns in that office?

*****NOW, if by some chance Sanders did win the nomination, of course I would strongly campaign for him and vote for him. But I just don't see it happening. So THIS is why I and so many of us in the party support Hillary as a first choice.

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