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2016 Postmortem

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Sun Mar 20, 2016, 11:07 PM Mar 2016

Hillary Clinton is Republicans' best hope to win in November [View all]

Hillary will help Republicans eke out a win in November because:
She doesn't inspire people to go out of their way and vote--which will depress turn out and help the R candidate

She comes off as arrogant and entitled to most independents without whom wining swing states is impossible--another help to the R candidate

She will energize most R voters who hate her with passion to turn out in force

Most young voters will stay at home on election day because her status quo message and what she represents simply doesn't excite anyone

Most ardent Bernie supporters will be too depressed to go out and vote for a candidate who was collecting millions from big banks to give them speeches they like and has never forcefully spoken for the middle class or the poor until election time

Nominating Bernie will solve all the above mentioned problems for Democrats and nominating Hillary just because "it is her turn" or she has the Clinton last name, and ignoring her horrible record, will definitely give the Rs a fighting chance. The possibility of a Hillary nomination is what is giving Rs a little bit of hope for November as they know Bernie Sanders will present a night and day type contrast with them and will give Democrats a landslide win, if he were the nominee.

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That's opinion. Here are facts. onenote Mar 2016 #1
Yes, Clinton's Gotten The Most Votes, But GOP Has More Overall pinebox Mar 2016 #23
turnout between the parties is not predictive of the outcome of general elections onenote Mar 2016 #30
Facts pinebox Mar 2016 #31
Facts. onenote Mar 2016 #35
Ok pinebox Mar 2016 #39
You need to catch up on your reading onenote Mar 2016 #46
You need to catch up in reality pinebox Mar 2016 #47
I'd bookmark you, onenote Mar 2016 #48
Why wouldn't I? pinebox Mar 2016 #50
Both parties and all outside movements PATRICK Mar 2016 #40
Trump Humping I see. leftofcool Mar 2016 #2
I believe you are on target there.... FarPoint Mar 2016 #4
More reason to nominate Bernie Dynamite Dave Mar 2016 #3
Bernie who? Never heard of any Bernie.. FarPoint Mar 2016 #6
very rarely can i respond to any post but yours is a hoot iAZZZo Mar 2016 #14
Campaigning fodder trash talk ... FarPoint Mar 2016 #15
"Campaigning fodder trash talk ..." iAZZZo Mar 2016 #16
Apparently you're not ... NanceGreggs Mar 2016 #21
Hmmm . . . infiltrator? brush Mar 2016 #24
.+1 840high Mar 2016 #29
Keep on/ believin' rjsquirrel Mar 2016 #5
I want to see a lot of Trump or whoever teh Rs put up supporters wt1531 Mar 2016 #8
Psycho op? rjsquirrel Mar 2016 #13
From reading the responses, most here don't think you're a Sanders supporter. I don't either. brush Mar 2016 #26
This is not a high school popularity contest wt1531 Mar 2016 #52
Actually, Hillary has gotten way more votes than Bernie ... Onlooker Mar 2016 #7
If the Democrats nominate someone who doesn't act like a Democrat, I don't blame people Fawke Em Mar 2016 #20
Apparently millions of primary voters ... NanceGreggs Mar 2016 #25
Clinton has been turning out voters KingFlorez Mar 2016 #9
The base of Clinton support kcjohn1 Mar 2016 #28
Agreed - IMHO - A Vote For HRC In The Primary Is A Vote For Trump In The General cantbeserious Mar 2016 #10
... LexVegas Mar 2016 #11
"Ok. n/t." DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2016 #12
Once the Rs unpack Bernie's baggage redstateblues Mar 2016 #17
That is the thing Cosmocat Mar 2016 #58
What baggage? Dynamite Dave Mar 2016 #63
Nope. It's the independents. longship Mar 2016 #18
Ridiculous smear redstateblues Mar 2016 #53
One still has to explain the polls. longship Mar 2016 #64
She voted with Sanders 93% of the time. randome Mar 2016 #61
oh please MFM008 Mar 2016 #19
The polling doesn't suggest that. Fawke Em Mar 2016 #22
Hillary beats Trump and that's all that matters. Beacool Mar 2016 #27
Right. elleng Mar 2016 #32
Meanwhile with Bernie, the Republicans might not even win in Utah jfern Mar 2016 #33
The woman who "doesn't inspire anyone to vote" ... NanceGreggs Mar 2016 #34
Bookmarking for future reference Thinkingabout Mar 2016 #36
Even if she wins the Presidency they win Z_California Mar 2016 #37
If Hillary or a Republican win, America loses. We are doomed to hell. ThePhilosopher04 Mar 2016 #38
Less passionately PATRICK Mar 2016 #42
That is a consensus on the right for sure ... Cosmocat Mar 2016 #59
She's not my candidate but I believe she will win snowy owl Mar 2016 #41
How did Perot lose? PATRICK Mar 2016 #43
He was third party. snowy owl Mar 2016 #45
In other news : It hurts when you slam your hand in a car door Sky Masterson Mar 2016 #44
This message was self-deleted by its author PonyUp Mar 2016 #49
I thought Republicans hated Hillary redstateblues Mar 2016 #54
On what fricken planet Cosmocat Mar 2016 #60
Yes, nominate Hillary and republicans win. peacebird Mar 2016 #51
Donald Trump is mobilizing every person of color in the country Tarc Mar 2016 #55
She's got the Kissinger and Kagan endorsement EndElectoral Mar 2016 #56
Nu uh. seabeyond Mar 2016 #57
You forgot #6 jcgoldie Mar 2016 #62
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