Of course they want to run against him


Republicans would much rather face Bernie. That’s why they haven’t attacked him:

“Republicans are being nice to Bernie Sanders because we like the thought of running against a socialist. But if he were to win the nomination the knives would come out for Bernie pretty quick,” said Ryan Williams, a former spokesman for 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign. “There’s no mystery what the attack on him would be. Bernie Sanders is literally a card carrying socialist who honeymooned in the Soviet Union. There’d be hundreds of millions of dollars in Republican ads showing hammers and sickles and Soviet Union flags in front of Bernie Sanders.”

“Hillary Clinton is a much more centrist candidate in comparison,” Williams said, and she would have a better chance of winning over moderate and undecided voters, despite numerous polls showing that many Americans, even in the Democratic Party, don’t view her as honest and trustworthy. “Bernie’s numbers are better than hers right now because she’s been in the political arena for 30 years getting beat up,” he said.

3 thoughts on “Of course they want to run against him

  1. Although they won’t say it directly, the corporatist Clintonites would love to see Bernie exit stage left ASAP so that they can “bring the party together.”
    But, they say, if Bernie does stay in the race he must stop claiming that corporate money has a corrupting influence on politicians (Hillary, et al) and the two-party political system (the system put in place by the private Democratic and Republican Social Clubs).
    Hillary will not have the 2383 “pledged” delegates needed to win the nomination on the first ballot at the convention.
    Bernie will continue to make the case that corporate money corrupts our political system long after the convention is over.

  2. She gets my half-hearted vote in November and maybe only this cycle. The money has to dog her because this is the same old issue about who controls the Democratic Party. It was the DLC when Bill was elected and the struggle has not changed. Money is neo-liberal, anti-New Deal, pro trade and overtly hostile to wages. The Clintons are opportunistically tone deaf to the backlash building. The Party being in play is a good thing.

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