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goldz April 26th, 2016 3:13am

Hillary Clinton said that should she win the nomination, Bernie should urge his supporters to vote for her. Bernie Sanders responded that it's Clinton's job to unite the fractured party. If, as seems likely, Clinton wins, whose job is it to unite?

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madconservative President Trump
04/25/16 10:46 pm

People that don't like Hillary won't vote for her. She is not a nice person.

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camlop San Diego, CA
04/26/16 12:06 am

As a Bernie supporter involved with a ton of other Bernie supporters across the country, I can tell you that the majority of us will not be backing Hillary. She broke the party, deliberately (as stated in a meeting or email or something with her campaign crew). It's her problem now. And with more and more Americans going independent, as well as more and more people liking what Bernie stands for, I don't think she can unite anyone.

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DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
04/25/16 8:28 pm

Clinton should earn her voters.

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goldz oh this world
04/25/16 8:24 pm

If she ends up being unlikeable? She's unlikeable enough already 😂

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goldz oh this world
04/25/16 8:34 pm

Exactly. But I hope Bernie will have the grace to do for her what she did for Obama in 2008.

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tydye
04/26/16 4:16 am

I like how back in 2008 people considered it her responsibility but no one will say it's Bernie's responsibility. #FeelTheDoubleStandard

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ronderman North Carolina
04/26/16 4:18 am

Clinton's job, but Bernie should be the first to unite.

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JHawk3205 MD
04/26/16 3:21 am

If Clinton wins, it would be more an effort by the crap system of superdelegates, and closed primaries. If she's gonna play the game that way, then it should be her prerogative to do the legwork she's been given herself.

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mim formerly 97123
04/26/16 7:35 am

I think you'd be making a grave mistake and opening the door to a Trump presidency if you withhold support for Hillary in the general election.

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thatguy2 We tried to warn you
04/26/16 9:25 am

As a Bernie supporter, refusing to support Clinton if she becomes the nominee is selfish and child-like. You're willing to risk a conservative SCOTUS just because you didn't get your way? Sheer idiocy

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kywrite augusta, ga
04/26/16 6:28 am

I thought it was Obama's job then, just as I think it's the winners job in either party now. That's leadership, and you don't delegate something that important to someone who has been your bitter enemy for months or years.

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goldz oh this world
04/25/16 8:13 pm

I think that while Bernie shouldn't try to actively keep the divides, the main job is Hillary's.

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rons screw politicians
04/26/16 8:34 am

She's hated by all americans.

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veritas1 Panda
04/25/16 8:25 pm

Both. Hillary in 2008 called for Obama to be nominated by acclimation on the floor of the convention and actively campaigned for him and urged her supporters to vote for him. We can only hope Bernie handles his loss with the same class and commitment to advancing the values he claims to care about.

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goldz oh this world
04/25/16 8:34 pm

As Doctor said above, she has to earn her voters.

JHawk3205 MD
04/26/16 3:23 am

In the meantime, I've been reminded that Bernie promised not to run as an independent, but he can run third party (progressive/green party coalition), which would net him far more voted than Hillary in the general, should Bernie

JHawk3205 MD
04/26/16 3:24 am

Be able to retain most of his democratic supporters. He can still support democrats in congress; it'd just be a way to push Hillary out of the picture. Only thing that'd stand in his way is the electoral college, and if trump is the

JHawk3205 MD
04/26/16 3:25 am

Nominee, I don't see the electoral college screwing that one up, not again. First, I'm sure they're more against trump than sanders, and they wouldn't want another GW type of situation turning the election process into a

JHawk3205 MD
04/26/16 3:26 am

Full on 100% joke. I just don't see it happening.

veritas1 Panda
04/25/16 9:00 pm

For sure. I just don't know what that means. What should she do to earn them?

goldz oh this world
04/25/16 9:01 pm

I'm not sure as she hasn't been able to do that thus far. But they'll mostly vote for her over any Republican anyway.

kywrite augusta, ga
04/26/16 6:26 am

She does like having men do all the hard work so she can ride their coat tails, doent she?

veritas1 Panda
04/26/16 10:04 am

The majority of Bernie supporters will support her. They ask voters that question in exit polls. 87% of NY Bernie supporters said they would definitely or likely vote for her in November. Of the other 13%, most either weren't going to vote to begin with (the people Bernie brought into the political process) or weren't going to vote for Hillary to begin with (far left ideologies, greens, socialists, some independents, etc.).

The number of people who actually won't vote for Hillary that otherwise would have if it wasn't for Bernie's campaign is a small fraction of a small fraction of voters. There is a vocal minority who will refuse to vote for her, but those votes are negligible compared to the number of moderate Republicans who will vote for her and/or refuse to vote for Trump.

Cannibal
04/25/16 8:22 pm

Neither. It's the democrats choice, even if Hillary ends up being unlikable

Cannibal
04/25/16 9:28 pm

Well, I don't necessarily like her but 50% of democratic voters are going for her and she's winning the nomination so I'd say some people like her

veritas1 Panda
04/25/16 8:26 pm

What does that mean? She should adopt Bernie's platform (to the extent that their platforms even differ significantly, which they really don't)? But the voters clearly preferring her platform.