HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Retired » Retired Forums » 2016 Postmortem (Forum) » ELECTABILITY: By the num... » Reply #1
In the discussion thread: ELECTABILITY: By the numbers. [View all]

Response to AtomicKitten (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 01:35 AM

1. Bernie must stay in

Despite the narrative coming out of Nevada that it may be "over" for Bernie, he must absolutely stay in the race.

Regardless of whether you support Hillary or Bernie, I think all of us here would prefer the Dem nominee to the Republican. We must have a Plan B in case either one of them fails. In my mind, the biggest risk is that Hillary - who is already will running into questions of trustworthiness - could be indicted by the FBI during the heat of the campaign. My understanding is that there are 150 FBI agents investigating her Secretary of State activities, including possibly Clinton Foundation corruption improprieties. The investigation has been going on for months so it's quite possible that there is something of substance there. This issue will not go away overnight. Whether or not it's a "vast right-wing conspiracy", the controversy and distraction an indictment or frankly any dragged out discussions of FBI investigations would cause would undoubtedly crater any chances of winning the general election.

So while we focus on the horse race and the primary/caucus results, there might be something way more serious. Does anyone here have any thoughts?

We must have a backup plan and thus it is imperative that the primaries remain a two-candidate race for as long as possible.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 6 replies Author Time Post
AtomicKitten Feb 2016 OP
LineNew Reply Bernie must stay in
GoldenSF Feb 2016 #1
Feeling the Bern Feb 2016 #4
AtomicKitten Feb 2016 #6
roguevalley Feb 2016 #2
AzDar Feb 2016 #3
yellerpup Feb 2016 #5
Please login to view edit histories.