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Thu Jun 2, 2016, 12:27 PM

 

"There is now more than a theoretical chance that Hillary Clinton may not be the Democratic nominee"


Wall Street Journal
Clinton Might Not Be the Nominee
A Sanders win in California would turbocharge the mounting Democratic unease about her viability.
By Douglas E. Schoen
Democratic pollster and political adviser Douglas E. Schoen served as a political aide to President Bill Clinton in the 1990s
May 31, 2016


There is now more than a theoretical chance that Hillary Clinton may not be the Democratic nominee for president.

The inevitability behind Mrs. Clinton’s nomination will be in large measure eviscerated if she loses the June 7 California primary to Bernie Sanders. That could well happen. …. A Sanders win in California would powerfully underscore Mrs. Clinton’s weakness as a candidate in the general election.

Democratic superdelegates — chosen by the party establishment and overwhelmingly backing Mrs. Clinton, 543-44 — would seriously question whether they should continue to stand behind her candidacy. …

Mrs. Clinton also faces growing legal problems. The State Department inspector general’s recent report on Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state made it abundantly clear that she broke rules and has been far from forthright in her public statements. The damning findings buttressed concerns within the party that Mrs. Clinton and her aides may not get through the government’s investigation without a finding of culpability somewhere.

With Mrs. Clinton reportedly soon to be interviewed by the FBI, suggesting that the investigation is winding up, a definitive ruling by the attorney general could be issued before the July 25 Democratic convention in Philadelphia. Given the inspector general’s report, a clean bill of health from the Justice Department is unlikely.

Finally, with Mrs. Clinton’s negative rating nearly as high as Donald Trump’s, and with voters not trusting her by a ratio of 4 to 1, Democrats face an unnerving possibility.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/clinton-might-not-be-the-nominee-1464733898

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Reply "There is now more than a theoretical chance that Hillary Clinton may not be the Democratic nominee" (Original post)
imagine2015 Jun 2016 OP
libdem4life Jun 2016 #1
Blue_Adept Jun 2016 #8
Ned_Devine Jun 2016 #2
libdem4life Jun 2016 #3
Ned_Devine Jun 2016 #7
libdem4life Jun 2016 #9
imagine2015 Jun 2016 #10
Orsino Jun 2016 #4
chknltl Jun 2016 #5
Ned_Devine Jun 2016 #11
leveymg Jun 2016 #6
NCTraveler Jun 2016 #12
leveymg Jun 2016 #14
NCTraveler Jun 2016 #15
imagine2015 Jun 2016 #13
NCTraveler Jun 2016 #17
leveymg Jun 2016 #18
B Calm Jun 2016 #16

Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 12:28 PM

1. 3, 2, 1 ... Kill the Messsenger.

 

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 12:38 PM

8. After like the tenth time this article is posted, most people give up responding to it

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 12:31 PM

2. Another RW attack? :)

 

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Response to Ned_Devine (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 12:32 PM

3. By a Right Wing Rag.

 

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 12:36 PM

7. She should never have made it this far in the primary

 

The party has always had disdain for the base and we know that. But what we've witnessed over the past year or so is that they are willing to completely gut us from the party and push forward with their conservative corporatist agenda. They seem to be firm believers in the "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" mantra. This is how we ended up with a war loving conservative party.

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Response to Ned_Devine (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 12:40 PM

9. and every article that doesn't "join 'em" is automaticaly a Right Wing Rag.

 

Even those that do real journalism, which is presenting and printing articles from different perspectives. But that's Liberal and requires thinking and intellectual discrimination. Which equals...Right Wing????? In short supply lately.

Before this is over, Drudge and WND will be right wing. OK, a bit of sarcasm there.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 12:40 PM

10. By a Democratic poolster and former political advisor to President Bill Clinton

 


Douglas E. Schoen has been one of the most influential Democratic campaign consultants for over thirty years. A founding partner and principle strategist for Penn, Schoen & Berland, he is widely recognized as one of the co-inventors of overnight polling.

http://douglasschoen.com/

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 12:32 PM

4. Still seems semi-theoretical. n/t

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 12:33 PM

5. From WSJ to God's ears.

Dear God, while it is true that I do not believe in you, should you grant the voters of California the wisdom to choose Bernie over Hillary, I promise to attend church at least once in 2016.

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Response to chknltl (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 12:42 PM

11. That's funny

 

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 12:34 PM

6. Better watch out. You may get alerted on by the Ostrich Patrol.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 12:45 PM

12. Please read the subject line and first paragraph.

 

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12512102972#post39

I recently received that advice from a very wise duer.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 12:50 PM

14. Cheezitz. You think this is an ad hominem attack?

Or, are you just shadowing me and throwing stuff?

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Response to leveymg (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 12:52 PM

15. Shadowing you. Bwahahaha.

 

How many times have we conversed this week? You make me smile with comments like that.

Subject line and first paragraph please.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12512102972#post39

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Response to leveymg (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 12:46 PM

13. Clinton won the nomination! Cancel the convention. Don't need it! Everything is just peachy!

 

Whoopy Do!

Hip Hip Hillary!

And we won the general election carrying all 50 states!

Yippppeeee!



Damn it! Why did you have to wake me up?

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Response to imagine2015 (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 12:56 PM

17. Why would the convention be cancelled.

 

You are the first person I have seen say such a thing. The convention helps to expand the brand and to build enthusiasm going into the GE. You do know Republicans aren't the only party allowed to do that, right? I'm also very excited about the platform. I believe this will be the most progressive platform in decades.



http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251650529

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Response to imagine2015 (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 01:48 PM

18. We might as well just bring all of DU "under the wing of" the Hillary Group.

Ark. Ark.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 12:54 PM

16. Must be this

 

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