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View Poll Results: Democrats Only: would you be ok with this ticket ?
YES. Clinton/Sanders is fine with me. 24 40.00%
NO. I would be unhappy with this ticket. 36 60.00%
Voters: 60. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-18-2016, 08:20 AM
 
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Bernie Sanders will be Hillary Clinton's running mate.

Hillary desperately needs to scarf as many Bernie supporters
as possible if she is going to win in November. She knows
how badly she needs them, and the best way this can happen
is to place him on the ticket where together they can run against
Trump. To be frank, it's the only way she has a good chance of winning.

In last night's rally in a Sacramento stadium, Bernie had no criticisms
of his actual opponent, Hillary. Bernie railed against "billya-naihs"
turning America into an oligarchic state, making points against
Trump (a "bill-ya-naih") and his PAC donor, "bill-ya-naih" Adelson.

Bernie has expressed openness and even provided for Hillary
a method by which the Democratic Party could unite with
himself as its Vice Presidential candidate:
Article: Sanders leaves door open to being Clinton's VP - CNNPolitics.com

Today, Rasmussen released a poll with information about who Democrats
want to be their VP candidate. Bernie is far ahead of other options.
According to the poll, 38% named him, with Elizabeth Warren next,
at only 19%, Castro 10%, and Booker 8%.
What more, a rollicking 78% of these Democratic voters said that the
Vice Presidential choice WILL influence how they vote. This number
is uncharacteristically high, and should be interpreted to suggest
that Bernie supporters must be appeased, not only with internal
changes and platform changes, but with a reward for their mentor,
the BERN.
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I voted yes, because of the wording of the question i.e. I would be fine with a Clinton/Sanders ticket, but I am not sure that I see it as much of a done deal as the o.p. Our run-off system pits front runners in the same party against each other, and although they tried not to, Clinton and Sanders got pretty stroppy with one another from time to time during the primaries, in fact, the fighting isn't over because Sanders has not dropped out. His refusal to do so is angering Hillary and her supporters. The only chance for a Clinton/Sanders ticket is his immediate withdrawal from the campaign, and I don't see that happening.
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:36 AM
 
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Goldman Sachs will never allow Clinton to put a progressive on the ticket.
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:36 AM
 
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He can serve other posts that are more effective than being a VP, but of course that has to be announced before the election
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:37 AM
 
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What if she picks Sen Sanders to be her VP this election - only to "force" him out peacefully in the next, stating age to be a factor?
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:41 AM
 
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Honestly, with her apparent health issues, I would think someone a bit younger should be her VP. However, I agree that Sanders VP would get her more votes and maybe a likely win. Most likely, Hillary will not pick Sanders as her VP. She thinks she is a shoe-in and does not need his help, her mistake, but I be that's how she feels.
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Old 05-18-2016, 09:01 AM
 
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Bernie's older brother Larry is active in English politics at the age of 82,
so I wouldn't make too much out of Bernie's age. Bernie has shown
a high level of stamina, more stamina than Hillary. Americans are
somewhat acclimated to an older VP, as exemplified in Joe Biden.

Hillary will have a full plate to deal with from Trump and the quickly
uniting Grand Old Party. She doesn't need the additional headache
of selling a young, somewhat unknown candidate as her running mate,
or an older, "establishment" politician to Bernie supporters and independents,
or an all-female ticket which the nation may not be ready to elect.
Bernie is microwave-ready, instantly solving many of her problems
and is a proven weapon against Trump. She needs him.

Bernie staying in the race is merely to establish and document
the "movement" of progressivism within the Democratic Party
and to influence its operation and platform. He is giving his supporters
the ability to express their support who donated to his campaign and
spent much time and effort. More polls will confirm the Rasmussen poll.
She cannot risk the seething dissatisfaction which could disrupt the
convention. Believe me, she will choose the most compelling option, Sanders.
Remember, she stayed in the race herself with no chance of winning in 2008,
and was still rewarded with Secretary of State. For all we know, she may have
been offered VP by Obama but chose rather to boost her resume for the Presidency,
something which Bernie is timed out of.
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Old 05-18-2016, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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How can she pick an old white guy when she rails about diversity?
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Old 05-18-2016, 09:09 AM
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowball7 View Post
Bernie's older brother Larry is active in English politics at the age of 82,
so I wouldn't make too much out of Bernie's age. Bernie has shown
a high level of stamina, more stamina than Hillary. Americans are
somewhat acclimated to an older VP, as exemplified in Joe Biden.

Hillary will have a full plate to deal with from Trump and the quickly
uniting Grand Old Party. She doesn't need the additional headache
of selling a young, somewhat unknown candidate as her running mate,
or an older, "establishment" politician to Bernie supporters and independents,
or an all-female ticket which the nation may not be ready to elect.
Bernie is microwave-ready, instantly solving many of her problems
and is a proven weapon against Trump. She needs him.

Bernie staying in the race is merely to establish and document
the "movement" of progressivism within the Democratic Party
and to influence its operation and platform. He is giving his supporters
the ability to express their support who donated to his campaign and
spent much time and effort. More polls will confirm the Rasmussen poll.
She cannot risk the seething unsatisfaction which could disrupt the
convention. Believe me, she will choose the most compelling option, Sanders.
Remember, she stayed in the race herself with no chance of winning in 2008,
and was still rewarded with Secretary of State. For all we know, she may have
been offered VP by Obama but chose rather to boost her resume for the Presidency,
something which Bernie is timed out of.
Why do you say he is timed out, if you above say he has shown a high level of stamina and his family genes are so good that his brother is still in active politics at 82?
If Trump wins, cant he run again in 4 years if what you say is true? If he is VP and something happens to HRC during her first term and he takes over would he consider running again?
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Old 05-18-2016, 09:33 AM
 
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Honestly, if Hillary does pick Sanders as her VP and he agrees, it'll be a landslide election for the Dems.
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