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Chet Ruminski Wrote:
"Could Bernie have delivered more votes than Clinton? Probably. But the mindset was that the D's could not lose, so that was no longer a deciding factor in that internal election."
That contradicts that a party will overlook flaws. Hillary was flawless to the DNC and the DNC had absolutely nobody else in mind besides Hillary. I myself started posting early in 2015 that Hillary could lose. I said the Democratic party had lost touch with the working class and they couldn't identify the problems of the working class because it would call into question the 2 eight year terms of Clinton and Obama.
Chet: If the party really wanted Hillary as its candidate, it would have found ways to shut Bernie down much earlier. The party did allow the democratic process to carry through to its final conclusion.
As far the DNC believing Ms. Clinton was flawless, I kind of doubt that. That interview with Ms. Clinton gloating over the execution of Gadaffi was enough to turn many people away from her. It would be folly the power brokers did not see the effect of that interview.
I believe, rather, that the DNC believed it could not lose against Mr. Trump. Ms. Clinton was calling in favors, and the playing field was tilted in her way. If she won the presidency, favors could be returned. That is how the system works. This tilting happens a lot in internal party elections--even in Canada.
If you don't like that, then consider another system of governance where favors are not promised and paid back.
I am predicting both Houses flipping to the D side in November. Whether that leads to an impeachment or not, I cannot say. It would more prudent for the anti-Trump forces to wait for 2020 rather than start an impeachment. The T approval needs to drop to 20% before the public will really get behind the impeachment process.
Regardless, I'm not sure the D party has learned its lesson. It will again believe that it can defeat Mr. Trump in 2020----and proffer up a dead dog as its presidential candidate. If you don't like that possibility, then consider another system of governance.