The Media and Clinton campaign has tried one last ditch effort to coerce the Bernie-or-Busters into kowtowing to the preordained queen. This attempt is the “Don’t Split the Vote” slogan. Remembering the wounds of the Florida debacle in 2000 (and wrongfully blaming it on Nader), the Dems are freaking scared of Sanders emerging as a third party independent candidate.
However, times have changed since Nader, Gore, and Bush. Nader’s campaign never had this kind of traction. The Bernie Bus has the overwhelming support of independents, half the democrats, and even a sliver of life-long republicans. The Vermont Populist has mastered the art of small donor contributions, and he found the fuse of the Millennials (which have overtaken the Boomers in terms of population).
That got me thinking. “Splitting the vote” only pertains to the swing states. At first glance, a mildly-supported third party candidate would ding the party…
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