Yeah in May 2012 and May 2008, Obama was also trading a narrow lead with his opponent (and favorables have been getting more polarized every election, so Trump and Clinton being the two most unfavorable nominees ever hardly comes as a surprise- or holds any meaning). It's a good 5+ months 'til the election- the general's not even started yet.
System's far from rigged against Bernie. This guy's:
- literally claimed to be a "socialist"
- totally in favor of raising taxes
- not yet released his tax returns in full
- illegally accepting donations from people outside the country
- had a Soviet flag right next to the American flag in his office during
the Cold War
- run against Obama in the 2012 primary and yet tries to claim his legacy
- calling for finance CEOs to be arrested for extremely vague charges
- flip-flopped on gay marriage and lied about it (opposed it in 2006)
- proposed an economic plan that even liberal economists say doesn't make sense
- proposed a $15 trillion deficit over 10 years, which is yuuuuuge even for Democrats
- managed to pass a whopping 3
bills in the Senate
- never had a real, salaried job until he hit the age of 40
- married to a woman who ran Burlington College into the ground using variations on his economic ideology
- now paying his wife Jane and his family using campaign donations
- openly proposing we tax 401k's as part of his economic platform
- paying Revolution Messaging more
than Hillary's "Correct the Record" to do the same thing
- blamed Trump for the violence of Trump supporters but fails to condemn the behavior of his own supporters
- flip-flopped on superdelegates; first he tells them to go with the popular vote, and now that he's losing, well...
He would get utterly crushed
in a serious attack ad campaign.
And yet he's faced barely any attack ads compared to Hillary, who's been in the limelight for a good three decades and has had vague accusations of corruption hurled at her the whole time (makes sense- the Clintons rescued the Democratic party from over two decades of weak results and became Public Enemy Number One for the Republicans). We're talking Benghazi (the committee for which now admits that it's got nothing), the e-mail thing (and nope- we're not going to have an indictment under the Espionage Act- one of the most criticized American laws of all time- unless somehow someone's able to prove that Hillary intended to give the Russians/etc. some sort of advantage over America), and a million conspiracy theories ranging from Arkancide to Zionism. She's endured attack ad after attack ad; Bernie's got hit with barely anything, and the Dems have gone out of their way to be fair to this guy (that Campaign Committee in Nevada that Sanders says stacked the game against him? Half of it was actually Sanders delegates).
This guy's got it good, and he's still behind by an insurmountable margin far bigger than Hillary's 2008 deficit against Obama- and Hillary's yet to even call for him to drop out.
Sanders wasn't even a Democrat- he's still running for his Vermont Senate seat as an independent and doesn't even raise money for the DNC- and now he's mad at the party for not bending over backwards for him.
Clinton's really had much more of a challenge and has come out of it with much more grace. I genuinely look forward to her presidency.
In Nevada, the Democratic convention prevented 50 Sanders delegates from entering the convention.
Most of Sanders' delegates didn't even show up- he had more allotted than Clinton and <80% of them even showed up.
Beyond that: http://www.politifact.com/nevada/statements/2016/may/18/jeff-weaver/allegations-fraud-and-misconduct-nevada-democratic/
There was no fraud or misconduct in the Nevada Democratic caucus.
He also said the DNC chair Debbie Wasserman-Schulz would not be reelected to her position if Bernie were president.
That's just about as consequential as Vermin Supreme promising free floss- Sanders isn't
going to be president.
Hillary already stated that she will be the party nominee, that it's already decided. How can she say that if she hasn't won the majority of the pledged delegates, unless the system is rigged big time?
Hillary is about a 100 delegates shy of getting the nomination, and Sanders would have to win by historic (80%+) margins to take a lead in pledged delegates. Odds are supers aren't going to flip to him either- he's pissed off the South, lost the primary in just about every swing state, and is currently on the bad side of Harry Reid, Joe Biden, and probably even the Big O.
Hillary's got an insurmountable lead; as far as she's concerned, the race with Sanders is over.
Now Sanders is trying to get a debate in California going- that's like asking the Warriors to play the Blazers again after winning their 4 games. Sanders is out. GG
Edited 5/23/2016 07:12:51