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Bernie Sanders

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Sun May 8, 2016, 11:36 AM May 2016

POLL: If they gave the nomination to Biden, should Bernie run as an independent? [View all]

If by some chance, Hillary's legal issues force her out of the race, there has been talk of Biden being available to jump in. I know, Sanders said he would not mount an independent or third-party run, but that was only spoken about in the context of Hillary winning the nomination. If the party gave the nomination to Biden rather than to the other candidate who actually ran competitively against Hillary, what should Bernie do?

47 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
Bernie should run in the general against Biden and Trump. It is simply unfair to pull the nomination from a highly competitive candidate and hand it to someone who no one voted for.
38 (81%)
Bernie should only run in the general if he actually managed to end up with more pledged candidates than Hillary (i.e. where it is that much more clear that the nomination was effectively "stolen" from him).
0 (0%)
Bernie should not run in the general no matter what. It may be unfair, but it's not worth the risk of a split Dem vote making it easier for Trump.
5 (11%)
Bernie should lobby for Biden's VP spot in exchange for not running.
1 (2%)
Some other possibility (post below).
3 (6%)
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NO, he should not do that. Biden will not get the nom, anyway. n/t CaliforniaPeggy May 2016 #1
re: "Biden will not get the nom, anyway." thesquanderer May 2016 #3
If Hillary i forced out by being indicted, that means Bernie wins Baobab May 2016 #21
Your link doesn't work (nt) Autumn Colors May 2016 #32
Biden should start his own signature line of hair products yourpaljoey May 2016 #2
Another one for the bin. Bye now. nt thereismore May 2016 #12
Force her out? HassleCat May 2016 #4
Interesting. thesquanderer May 2016 #5
she likely will not have a choice grasswire May 2016 #11
If they have Obama lead the prosecution he will begin by INSISTING she be President!!! yourpaljoey May 2016 #13
Interesting point about plea deals. They still have consequences. thesquanderer May 2016 #15
remember there's not just one threat to her here grasswire May 2016 #16
re: "Her real right-now jeopardy is the second issue. " thesquanderer May 2016 #20
IF (and it is a HUGE if) she was indicted, that's curtains, she is done like burnt toast AntiBank May 2016 #30
If the primary had been fair and equitable MissDeeds May 2016 #6
This! coyote May 2016 #8
Some other possibility Pharaoh May 2016 #7
There's also the possibility that a Republican runs ind/3rd party against Trump. thesquanderer May 2016 #9
correct, its one vote per each of the 50 House delegations, the Rethugs will control around 30 of 50 AntiBank May 2016 #28
re: "Interestingly, IF the Dems took back the Senate, they would vote in a Democratic VP" thesquanderer May 2016 #33
a 3rd party progressive can't win the POTUS atm, see below AntiBank May 2016 #29
Sure. If the DNC acts in bad faith, fuck 'em. Warren Stupidity May 2016 #10
Hey, they could indict both Drumpf AND Clinton RoccoR5955 May 2016 #14
It's Sanders choice, not mine. Sanders said he would back the Dem nominee HereSince1628 May 2016 #17
Biden won't run Rosa Luxemburg May 2016 #18
Are you saying he would turn it down if they offered it to him? (n/t) thesquanderer May 2016 #19
I don't think he will either TexasBushwhacker May 2016 #22
I'm with Rosa. Duckfan May 2016 #23
IF they gave the nomination to Biden rather than to Sanders should Hillary win and then JDPriestly May 2016 #24
Voters will never believe that Biden is serious. Thererfore it won't happen. eridani May 2016 #25
No, not because they "stole" the election but because he promised not to. mikehiggins May 2016 #26
re: "If the Democratic Party is going to go down with a Hillary candidacy, so be it. " thesquanderer May 2016 #31
Unfortunately, its a moot point, no 3rd non right wing can become POTUS atm AntiBank May 2016 #27
re: "the GOP establishment COULD run a 3, 4, 6, 7 or so state targeted campaign" thesquanderer May 2016 #34
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