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2016 Postmortem

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Wed Jun 1, 2016, 02:34 AM Jun 2016

WSJ: "Clinton Might Not Be the Nominee" [View all]

Clinton Might Not Be the Nominee
A Sanders win in California would turbocharge the mounting Democratic unease about her viability.
By DOUGLAS E. SCHOEN * May 31, 2016 6:31 p.m. ET * Wall St. Journal

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

How could that happen, given that her nomination has been considered a sure thing by virtually everyone in the media and in the party itself? Consider the possibilities.

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 recent PPIC poll shows Mrs. Clinton with a 2% lead over Mr. Sanders, and a Fox News survey found the same result. Even a narrow win would give him 250 pledged delegates or more—a significant boost. California is clearly trending to Mr. Sanders, and the experience in recent open primaries has been that the Vermont senator tends to underperform in pre-election surveys and over-perform on primary and caucus days, thanks to the participation of new registrants and young voters.

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kick nt grasswire Jun 2016 #1
In The End It IS OUR Solemn Hope That TRUTH AND JUSTICE WILL Prevail! Over THIS! CorporatistNation Jun 2016 #46
Superficial observation of Hillary's head shaking back and forth nc4bo Jun 2016 #54
From the Wall Street Journal SCantiGOP Jun 2016 #65
But the WSJ did not make her shake her head no while her mouth said YES.nt nc4bo Jun 2016 #66
I finally watched the video arikara Jun 2016 #68
K & R AzDar Jun 2016 #2
And Bernie will NOT be President. nt Jitter65 Jun 2016 #3
Because... dchill Jun 2016 #4
Because he isn't a corporate sellout AgingAmerican Jun 2016 #6
Good answer n/t 99th_Monkey Jun 2016 #9
You deleted your last post due to a RW source. sheshe2 Jun 2016 #16
Doug Schoen is not an RW source. He's a Clinton supporter! Peace Patriot Jun 2016 #18
Wrong on both counts oberliner Jun 2016 #29
This message was self-deleted by its author oberliner Jun 2016 #37
Exactly bravenak Jun 2016 #5
Possible, but there's not a lot of options Reiyuki Jun 2016 #7
Perhaps some people should take a look at who the author is before they K&R. BzaDem Jun 2016 #8
Considering that the Clintons kept Schoen on as their political adviser and pollster from 1994-2000, w4rma Jun 2016 #10
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That further proves the poster's point. Fawke Em Jun 2016 #62
Can we please discuss the content and not the messenger? 99th_Monkey Jun 2016 #11
This Fox News commenter does have a BIAS and that bias infects his "message." MADem Jun 2016 #17
Sure. Practically everything in the article is laughable. BzaDem Jun 2016 #23
Crickets. They are still hunting down the Messenger to put a bag libdem4life Jun 2016 #70
The Democratic party never "embraced" OWS Scootaloo Jun 2016 #14
Kick with love for Bernie 840high Jun 2016 #12
Holy Moly! sheshe2 Jun 2016 #13
Written by the same bozo who said "Bloomberg can WIN!!!!" MADem Jun 2016 #15
Please stop doing this. sheshe2 Jun 2016 #19
The author of the piece was Clinton's adviser and pollster for Clinton's entire presidency. (nt) w4rma Jun 2016 #20
Dick Morris used to be a Clinton adviser too oberliner Jun 2016 #38
Sounds like an HRC DUer I know of. PowerToThePeople Jun 2016 #48
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If she gets the nomination you will have a President Trump. Cobalt Violet Jun 2016 #21
Doug Schoen is not a RW source. He was a Clinton advisor, Peace Patriot Jun 2016 #26
He is a RW source. Dick Morris used to be a Clinton advisor too. oberliner Jun 2016 #39
Is it an odd pattern, that Clinton advisors turn into rightwing detractors? lostnfound Jun 2016 #41
There have definitely been some unsavory characters oberliner Jun 2016 #42
She will, too. Fawke Em Jun 2016 #63
Whatever you think of Doug Schoen... Peace Patriot Jun 2016 #22
So what? He could win California by 20% and still not have a prayer at being nominated. BzaDem Jun 2016 #24
The polls have been spot-on. Especially the exit polls! Can't wait to see the California exit polls. reformist2 Jun 2016 #30
No surprise that right-wing media is cheering for Bernie. YouDig Jun 2016 #25
How does a Clinton operative (Schoen) "cheer for Bernie" by saying... Peace Patriot Jun 2016 #31
He is not a Clinton operative, he is a "Fox News Democrat" oberliner Jun 2016 #40
They cheer the loudest for him when he can't win, and yes, as a Bernie supporter, JCanete Jun 2016 #67
FOX HATE NEWS and WALLY WINGNUT print news underthematrix Jun 2016 #27
Rupert who?? RufusTFirefly Jun 2016 #69
Yes that's him Rupert Murdoch. Wingnut extraordinaire underthematrix Jun 2016 #71
Why do people post articles by right-wingers writing in right-wing news sources? oberliner Jun 2016 #28
Strange, indeed, that anyone would post a CLINTON OPERATIVE's article at DU! Peace Patriot Jun 2016 #32
Schoen is the quintessential “Fox News Democrat" oberliner Jun 2016 #36
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GO BERNIE! floppyboo Jun 2016 #33
Sanders GONE MFM008 Jun 2016 #51
Stew all the other states firebrand80 Jun 2016 #34
Notice the Wall Street Journal longing for a Bernie Sanders victory workinclasszero Jun 2016 #35
"DUH" is a perfect summary of your post jack_krass Jun 2016 #43
Oh ok workinclasszero Jun 2016 #59
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Share the part of the article that says Biden could replace her Lodestar Jun 2016 #45
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Wow...thanks for the info. And he's still got a job? Lodestar Jun 2016 #53
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Yet another example of the ongoing interventionist policy that Clinton floppyboo Jun 2016 #56
I didn't say I liked Schoen. And I did know about his escapade in Venezuela. Peace Patriot Jun 2016 #57
Shoen bad, Clinton good. Therefore don't listen. Lalalalalala floppyboo Jun 2016 #58
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If that's what you call familiarity, yes, I am. I am also familiar with the crystal city on the moon floppyboo Jun 2016 #61
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#FAIL nt Derdog Jun 2016 #72
Member since..... today. Bye troll n/t JesterCS Jun 2016 #73
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The Wall Street Journal LOL. Cali_Democrat Jun 2016 #76
I wonder why the anti-Hillary crowd never asks themselves... BreakfastClub Jun 2016 #77
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