COMMENT POSTED TO A COLUMN BY RUPERT CORNWELL IN THE INDEPENDENT
“…but it all depends on Bernie Sanders”
Well, if it does, she richly deserves to lose.
Her record against Bernie represents the most corrupt effort in modern American primaries.
A million ballots destroyed in California. Hundreds of thousands of likely Bernie supporters removed from the rolls and unable to vote in New York. Voters in Arizona sent to the wrong place and no ballots at some polls.
We now know from a huge Wiki-leaks release that the DNC, under Deborah Wasserman Schultz, a friend and fanatic supporter as chairperson, was plotting before the primaries began.
Many Bernie supporters were crushed by his turning around, after all his legitimate criticisms, acting just like the usual hack politician. He lost his shine completely. He sure lost it for me.
Anyway, the columnist much overrates the importance of the support of former opponents in American politics.
Hillary is not only dirty (as in corrupt), she is a genuine war-monger.
The trends in the polls – and trends are what is important – could not be clearer. Trump is ascending, Hillary is descending.
She will lose and lose big, unless, of course, she brings her cheating into the actual election, but in that, she faces a much tougher and better-resourced opponent than Bernie. Bernie ate crap. Trump simply doesn’t do that.