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Old 02-14-2016, 03:38 PM
 
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Not unless he switches political affiliation again and runs a 3rd party campaign. As of now, he's a declared Democrat running for the Democratic nomination.
I think he should go for it -- just to sock it to the corrupt and bought off DNC.
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Old 02-14-2016, 03:40 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I wonder if this is a possibility: after winning the nomination Clinton picks Bernie as her VP ...

Just supposing ...
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Old 02-14-2016, 03:41 PM
 
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I wonder if this is a possibility: after winning the nomination Clinton picks Bernie as her VP ...

Just supposing ...
That's possible.
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Old 02-14-2016, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Sandy Springs)
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It's not conspiracy.

Ed Rendell clearly states they will use the Superdelegates to keep Bernie from being nominated. The only recourse for Bernie is to win an overwhelming number of delegates.

Rendell: Hillary Will Win Superdelegates, "Bernie Would Have to Win A Significant Majority Of Elected Delegates" | Video | RealClearPolitics
People who are supporting Hillary like Rendell are trying to paint a picture of inevitability for Hillary so she will not lose support.

It will be quite a different situation if after the voting Bernie has more pledged delegates. This is why it is wrong to be focusing on super delegates at this time. They can change their support at any point.
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Old 02-14-2016, 04:59 PM
 
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I wonder if this is a possibility: after winning the nomination Clinton picks Bernie as her VP ...

Just supposing ...
Will never happen. Hillary is a New Democrat and they will never pick someone from the progressive wing of the Democrat party to run as VP.
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Sandy Springs)
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Good article here on why it's a false narrative to be looking at superdelegates now.

Is the Sanders Campaign Doomed by Superdelegates? : snopes.com
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:16 PM
 
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Good article here on why it's a false narrative to be looking at superdelegates now.
There isn't anything false about it. Those already pledged make it appear that Hillary already has a huge lead over Bernie. It's a very bad handicap to have to deal with as the primary goes on.

DNC should change the rules that no Super Delegate can pledge until after all the votes are taken. They don't of course because they are using the Super Delegates to insure that Bernie won't win the primary.
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Sandy Springs)
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There isn't anything false about it. Those already pledged make it appear that Hillary already has a huge lead over Bernie. It's a very bad handicap to have to deal with as the primary goes on.

DNC should change the rules that no Super Delegate can pledge until after all the votes are taken. They don't of course because they are using the Super Delegates to insure that Bernie won't win the primary.
Again, yes it is false. Read the article. There is no historical precedent to what you are suggesting. The fact that a superdelegate has ensorsed Hillary says exactly nothing about what their vote at the convention will be when the voting is done.

The only negative effect it will have on Sanders is if people fall for this fiction that the superdelegates have already made it impossible for him to win, which is not true at all.
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:40 PM
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Good article here on why it's a false narrative to be looking at superdelegates now.

Is the Sanders Campaign Doomed by Superdelegates? : snopes.com
These are not false narratives alttechdude. Your lying eyes are not deceiving you.

Hillary has 394 delegates to the dissident, unstable, anti-Party hooligan Sanders's 44, because in its wisdom the Democratic Socialist Party understood in 1984 that the common person, the proletariat, needed help with making informed voting decisions in support of the Party.

Your votes for Sanders aren't informed, so relying on the Party helps you to see the error of your ways and awarded the delegates to Hillary.

BTW, what does Bernie describe himself anyway, these days? "Independent"? "Socialist"? "Democratic Socialist"? It changes with the wind. He sounds confused. You can now see why you need the Party to help you cast proper votes.
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Sandy Springs)
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Hillary has 394 delegates
Negative. She has 394 people who have endorsed her. Those people are not a lock to vote for her at the convention. Enough will switch to Sanders to give him the win if he wins the most pledged delegates. Same thing happened with Obama.
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