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Old 05-13-2016, 05:22 PM
 
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure is mounting on Bernie Sanders to end his campaign for president, with Democratic Party leaders raising alarms that his continued presence in the race is undermining efforts to beat presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump this fall.

The new concerns come after Sanders’ recent wins over front-runner Hillary Clinton in Indiana and West Virginia. While those victories have provided his supporters a fresh sense of momentum heading into next week’s primaries in Kentucky and Oregon, they did almost nothing to help Sanders cut into Clinton’s nearly insurmountable lead in the delegates who will decide their party’s nomination.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/fearing-t...-election.html

Wow, just wow. Are you THAT scared there, Hillary?
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Old 05-13-2016, 05:28 PM
 
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One of the saddest episodes of this year will be Sanders' capitulation next month. All those young Bern-babies are going to have to sell out and jump on the Hillary juggernaut.

The alternative is a replay of the 1968 Democratic convention (also, by coincidence, in Chicago) -- an ugly generational battle between the idealists and the old school pols. And the Clintons are the ultimate pols...
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Old 05-13-2016, 05:32 PM
 
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One of the saddest episodes of this year will be Sanders' capitulation next month. All those young Bern-babies are going to have to sell out and jump on the Hillary juggernaut.

The alternative is a replay of the 1968 Democratic convention (also, by coincidence, in Chicago) -- an ugly generational battle between the idealists and the old school pols. And the Clintons are the ultimate pols...
I fully expect the far-left to fall in line, at least this year. (Obama's still in charge, and the far-left does what their messiah tells them to do. So if Obama says it's time to unite behind Hillary, they will do exactly that.) What scares me is that they will become more emboldened than ever should Hillary win big in November. Should Hillary win, she will be heavily indebted to them, and that will lead to a horrendous next four years. (For this reason, Trump is probably the lesser of two evils.)

The only upside to all of this is that I can see huge fissures developing within the Democratic Party over the next four years, which will lead to a new era of GOP dominance beginning in 2020.
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Old 05-13-2016, 05:37 PM
 
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I fully expect the far-left to fall in line, at least this year. What scares me is that they will become more emboldened than ever should Hillary win big in November. Should Hillary win, she will be heavily indebted to them, and that will lead to a horrendous next four years. (For this reason, Trump is probably the lesser of two evils).

The only upside to all of this is that I can see huge fissures developing within the Democratic Party over the next four years, which will lead to a new era of GOP dominance beginning in 2020.
Hmm. Maybe. But both your namesakes will be deceased by then. Who will lead this GOP renaissance? The elephant bench looks very thin. And the country is tired of holy rollers, and getting younger. This does not bode well for the Republicans.
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Old 05-13-2016, 05:39 PM
 
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One of the saddest episodes of this year will be Sanders' capitulation next month. All those young Bern-babies are going to have to sell out and jump on the Hillary juggernaut.

The alternative is a replay of the 1968 Democratic convention (also, by coincidence, in Chicago) -- an ugly generational battle between the idealists and the old school pols. And the Clintons are the ultimate pols...
The Dems also LOST to Nixon in 1968.
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Old 05-13-2016, 05:42 PM
 
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The Dems also LOST to Nixon in 1968.
Nixon was one of the most brilliant politicians of all time.

Donald Trump was a game show host just a few years ago.
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Old 05-13-2016, 05:43 PM
 
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Hmm. Maybe. But both your namesakes will be deceased by then. Who will lead this GOP renaissance? The elephant bench looks very thin. And the country is tired of holy rollers, and getting younger. This does not bode well for the Republicans.
Actually, the GOP has a much deeper bench than the Democrats do. I think that the three most likely GOP nominees in 2020 are Nikki Haley, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich (though not necessarily in that order).

Should she win, I would suspect that HRC will be a very unpopular president (as evidenced by her strong disapproval ratings, which are only eclipsed by those of Trump) and be very easy to defeat for re-election.
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Old 05-13-2016, 05:43 PM
 
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If HRC can't ward off Bernie in the DNCs rigged election then how's she supposed to beat Trump?

Don't moan to me about Hillary's problem
--Bernie Sanders
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Old 05-13-2016, 05:43 PM
 
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The Dems also LOST to Nixon in 1968.
True. But he's not running this year.
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Old 05-13-2016, 05:45 PM
 
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Actually, the GOP has a much deeper bench than the Democrats do. I think that the three most likely GOP nominees in 2020 are Nikki Haley, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich (though not necessarily in that order).

Should she win, I would suspect that HRC will be a very unpopular president (as evidenced by her strong disapproval ratings, which are only eclipsed by those of Trump) and be very easy to defeat for re-election.
Ted Cruz?

Never happen. Not in a jillion years.
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