There is constant chatter about Donald Trump running as a third-party candidate.
However, we rarely discuss what could happen with Democrats.
Let’s face it; Bernie Sanders will not be the Democrat nominee. He likely started his presidential campaign as a “protest vote,” figuring he’d get as much attention as Channel 637 on Community Access. But the Left knows that they have a turd in Hillary Clinton. And despite every attempt to find a human inside of that vicious cyborg automaton, the Left knows that Hillary has no soul.
As reported here about the surge of Sanders:
Part of the reason, of course, is the tremendous upsurge of support for Bernie Sanders. Long disappointed with the Clintons, and still smarting from perceived betrayals by President Obama on civil liberties, national security and Wall Street, the liberal-progressive base has found in Sanders a figure who may not be a hero, but certainly offers a degree of principled clarity and consistency rare among Democrats seeking the White House in recent decades.
But Sanders lacks support among the all-important class of party insiders, elders and donors. He has begun to make his case, but his structural disadvantage is extreme. Ironically, Sanders is somewhat a victim of his own success; he has shown himself to be exciting enough to draw out would-be voters in droves – without a strong campaign and with little organizational muscle. These are not the characteristics of a campaign that lures elites to throw over the likes of a Clinton.
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And they say the Republicans are a fractured party?
Now let’s look at Biden. An obvious fly in the ointment of the Clinton story that was meant to be played out, Biden couldn’t pick a worse time for Hillary to be “exploring his options.” But as the article suggests, Biden offers another thrust of the knife in the back of the Clintons.
Never a great fan of the Clintons, Biden harkens back not only to a time before the Clintons were a force in politics. He also recalls the halcyon days of the Obama phenomenon, when Barack very deliberately chose Joe, not Hillary, as his running mate.
Above and beyond putting Democrats on notice that neither they nor America needed Clinton – or needed to reward her for her tenacity – Obama elevated Biden’s reputation, taking him from a third-tier perennial candidate to a trusted copilot. With the ticket’s re-election, Biden’s stature grew all the more. Eight years on, despite the chuckles and groans about his touchy-feely style and avuncular informality, politically speaking, he’s a man transformed.
As the most powerful Democrat in the country with top-tier political experience before and after the Clinton era, Biden passes the smell test for grass-roots Obama voters and for party elites interested in a viable alternative to Hillaryland.
They say Biden can’t fundraise, but that’s nonsense. The same billionaires propping up Hillary have money to burn on Biden. When Hillary stumbles again (or is pushed from behind), Biden, et al will be there to trample over her.
But the problems for the Democrats don’t end there, as there is the “white noise” (pardon the pun) of the remaining Democrat candidates, some of whom are upset at how the debates are slanted in favor of Sir Hillary. Martin O’Malley is weak, but he is a pest, as the recent interaction between him and DNC chairperson Debbie Wasserman-Schultz proved.
If Conservatives begin to focus on the problems of the Democrats and remind them of their choices to have Sanders run as a third-party candidate, we might get a night or two of rest before this election.