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Democratic leadership looking for alternative to Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

September 10, 2015

  A fairly large portion of the Democratic voters have been looking for a viable alternative to the scandal-ridden former Secretary of State. The email scandal has no doubt played a role in her dwindling popularity but there was a portion of the Democratic voters who did not think Hillary Clinton was liberal enough from the beginning and these two issues have coalesced in the emergence of Bernie Sanders as a legitimate contender for the nomination of the Democratic party.

  But the Democratic voters are not the only ones worried about the direction this primary season is going; the leadership of the party is also worried and according to this story is actively scouting out candidates for a “Plan-B.”

If Hillary Rodham Clinton’s new apology for her private email server fails to reassure jittery supporters, it could amplify the chatter among some Democrats who have been casting about for a potential white knight to rescue the party from a beleaguered Clinton candidacy.

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Secretary of State John Kerry, Senator Elizabeth Warren, former Vice President Al Gore: Each has been discussed among party officials in recent weeks as an alternative to Mrs. Clinton if she does not regain her once-dominant standing in the 2016 presidential field and instead remains mired in the long-running email controversy, with its attendant investigations.

  But guess what? It is not only Hillary Clinton’s slide that has party officials worried; they are scared to death that Bernie Sanders will emerge as the only alternative to the former Secretary of State and they want no part of him being the Democratic nominee.

It is not just Mrs. Clinton’s weakness in the polls that has generated talk of other alternatives, but also the strength of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who is routinely drawing huge crowds at campaign events. That has been disconcerting to Democratic officials who believe that Mr. Sanders, a socialist, is so liberal that his presence at the top of the party’s ticket in 2016 would be disastrous.

“If party leaders see a scenario next winter where Bernie Sanders has a real chance at the Democratic nomination, I think there’s no question that leaders will reach out to Vice President Biden or Secretary of State Kerry or even Gore about entering the primaries,” said Garnet F. Coleman, a Texas state lawmaker and Democratic national committeeman.

  This is another example of the way the parties control the election and provide the American people with only the illusion of choice. You (meaning Democrat primary voters) were supposed to nominate Hillary Clinton while Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders played the role of controlled opposition, never to have a real shot at the crown. However, it has not worked out that way as of yet and now the party is worried because the voters might choose somebody the party does not want to see nominated and they cannot have that.

  The party is actively pursuing an alternative behind the scenes in an attempt to keep the illusion of real choice alive, they will add more candidates to the race if needs be to affect the outcome and the voters will think it is wonderful to have more choices but what it amounts to is this; at this point it is Hillary Clinton or nothing…or somebody that is  not in the race yet. But it won’t be Bernie Sanders if the party has anything to say about it.

  Do you still think you have a choice in who the party nominates?

 Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

13 Comments leave one →
  1. petermc3 permalink
    September 10, 2015 7:02 am

    Oh the poor DEMS. Lenin, Trotsky, Molotov, Stalin, Brezhnev, Mao, Fidel… Where have all the good guys gone?

    Liked by 2 people

    • September 10, 2015 5:47 pm

      Bernie is close to them…


  2. September 10, 2015 7:12 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 10, 2015 5:48 pm

      Thank you.


      • September 10, 2015 7:03 pm

        You’re welcome.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. September 10, 2015 8:09 am

    Something new – at least new to me – I’ve been seeing to describe Sanders is ‘democratic socialist.’ People try to say that it is not socialism per se and is actually a good thing. Anyone else seeing this phrase being used regarding Sanders???

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 10, 2015 5:49 pm

      I have not seen it but it is interesting they way they are using this to separate Sanders by claiming he has a different kind of socialism. I will be watching for this now.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. lou222 permalink
    September 10, 2015 9:04 pm

    Sanders is an Independent, right? Wouldn’t he have to change to the Democratic Party in order to run as a Democrat? Just saying! The Dems are acting like he is one of them, or a bad version of them, but really he is not…he is so much worse, if that is possible.

    Liked by 1 person

    • petermc3 permalink
      September 10, 2015 9:18 pm

      Well Lou surely we should assume as a quasi democrat he is above the law and can do whatever the hell he wants.

      Liked by 1 person

      • lou222 permalink
        September 10, 2015 9:43 pm

        You have a point, Peter!

        Liked by 1 person

    • September 11, 2015 5:31 am

      There was some talk that Sanders was not going to be eligible to run as a Democrat in New Hampshire because he has actually shunned the Democratic party in the past but as Peter said, the rules really don’t apply to the left.



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