This shouldn’t be a problem, right. Politically informed adults understand that yes, the D primary was rigged in favor of Hillary, and the party apparatus was at her disposal for any function necessary to her efforts. And ya know, despite that Hillary and the Democrats felt a need to douche talk around that fact, it wasn’t totally unreasonable such that Bernie is not a member of the party. The party is there to support the party member duh.
So it’s understandable. But it’s also damaging. It reinforces the basic ‘rigged’ness about Hillary that people perceive in pejorative terms. I expect it makes the BernieBros more recalcitrant, and this schism is probably the equivalent of the Trump/NeverTrump divide. I think it exceeds it actually. Ya know, Bernie had about 35% of the party’s ear. That’s a lot. The NeverTrump-ers have some feel now of being less than 10% of likely R voters.
Something I’ve been seeing these polls…Trump has nosed ahead right (for now, and it might not mean much, and I am not voting for him…). In this whisker lead the polls show where Trump is ahead by say 43-40, these polls also show Gary Johnson getting like 7% of the vote.
That’s. Not. Going. To. Happen.
Gary Johnson is going to get 1% alright. Trump may win, Trump may lose, but Gary Johnson will get 1% of the vote and the people saying they’ll vote for him now will be voting for Trump. Which is good for Trump, such that it’s making his likely support look less than it is. Big thing is, I’d bet the proper assumption is the Libertarian Party doesn’t do any better than it ever does. Which is to say, 1%.
In the last day I’ve been going, wow… this Trump thing is really going to happen. Well I’m mindful right now to not forget, women and minorities won’t be voting for him. That’s a high bar.
Last thing: In the DNC emails, I’m pretty amused at what must be a staff of cosmopolitan atheists themselves speculating how they can damage Bernie’s standing among flyover country Democrats by revealing his atheism.
7/26/16 Zingy 2016 General Election Win Chance %:
Trump – 50.1%
Clinton – 49.9%