Lizzie, I'll probably join for that reason (much as I hate it). I'm on Linkedin (as traduction lagatta) but I think Fessebook might give me more exposure - for better and worse). I've been seriously harassed and threatened online, so it does frighten me.
As per Sanders, I suspect that unless he is thoroughly trounced, he might well plough through up to the Dem Convention. He has policy points to make and has been making them.
The count of actual committed delegates isn't that lopsided and the nominating process is front loaded for Clinton by its early disproportionately Southern geographical skew. The press has been trying to bury the Sanders candidacy with every tool in their box--the Clinton is the inevitable winner seems to be one of their favorites. She's going to need a solid lead in committed delegates once the subpoenas and indictments start, she's never increased her lead during any election she's ever run in and there's a legal cloud over her head this time. If Hillary's the nominee I look for a GOP across the board sweep on all the downticket stuff, she'll kill Democratic turnout. Sanders beats Trump easy; Clinton *might*.
When I went to bed last night I did a last minute check and a Clinton win appeared to be a sure thing.
Fumobici,I totally agree with you regarding Clinton's legal woes looming over her. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. The main stream media machine is doing their darnedest to sweep it under the rug. (My husband refers to CNN as The Clinton News Network).
Time seems to be on Sanders side with regard to his building up momentum prior to going into the so called keystone states along with states such as Washington, Wisconsin, then, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California.( I refuse to consider Hillary a NYer).
People like me afraid of the prospect of a Trump administration will need to get behind Bernie. He's fighting not only the entire mainstream press (WaPO, NYT, CNN, and MSNBC--even bizarrely the Guardian, I'm looking at you), Wall St., the tax dodging multinationals who predominately fund the Clinton campaign (and the DP, may it forever shame them), and the entire DC beltway establishment, but the Democratic Party itself which would it seems clearly rather lose to Trump with Hillary than win with Sanders for reasons seemingly of purely personal privilege and continuing access.
Fumobici wrote: "... the Democratic Party itself which would it seems clearly rather lose to Trump with Hillary than win with Sanders for reasons seemingly of purely personal privilege and continuing access."
The irony is that Sanders wants to allow everyone the benefits that their taxes should have been affording them all along -- the kind of "give-away" that the Democratic Party is often accused of but would never do because they like the American public just the way they are: easily controlled with scare tactics and coughing up taxes without expecting much in return.
The problem with a Sanders presidency (which I do not feel is impossible) would be that he would still have Congress against him, even a Democratic congress, unless.... a large number of Democratic politicians have been totally hypocritical over the years and just pretending to be middle-of-the-road harmless dunces just to stay in office. Would they suddenly throw off their sheep's clothing and come out as socialist pinkos?
Given the number of poor and working-class Americans who vote against their own interests (for example, the Republican-fed opposition to the health care law), I cannot imagine that Sanders would ever be elected.
I really hate to even bring this up but as we edge closer and closer toward the actual election (it seems like it will never happen), I can't help but feel that some tragic, ominous event is looming. There so many crazzzzy fanatical whackjobs out there and the frenzy seems to be ever increasing.
Bernie will be speaking on the University of Florida campus a half hour from now. I know a few people who will be attending. The paper has a list of items that can be brought into the outdoor area (keys, wallets, very small bags of food. No drinks, backpacks, large items).
My sentiments exactly ladies. All the women on both sides of my family lived long, long lives. My mother just shy of 90 but, sharp as a tack, heart problems did her in with no discomfort.
I, having not lived as healthy a lifestyle as all of the aforementioned, have already reconciled myself with the fact I won't live that long. I just want to grow old gracefully in my own garden peacefully.
Why am I having to defend clarity and state of mind in this thread about elections? F ME!!!!
They have to stand down if they are incompetent; unfortunately it seems that Ronald Reagan's handlers maintained him in office when he was no longer. It would probably be wise for Sanders or Clinton to choose a VP who is a generation younger. I can't bring myself to use "wise" and "Trump" in the same sentence...
Bernie was thoroughly vetted for heart and other conditions that get more common with advancing age.
Big happenings in Chicago. Protestors both inside and outside the arena where Trump was going to hold a rally so disrupted the night that the Trump campaign decided to cancel their rally. The non-supporters are blaming Trump for not calling for peaceful behavior among his fans.
MoveOn: “Trump’s Hate-Filled Rhetoric On Notice After Tonight’s Event”