Saturday, December 10th, 2016

I wonder how widespread this sentiment is

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Ben at Badger Blues will not support Hillary Clinton in November if she fails to win the majority of non-superdelegates.

I like Senator Clinton, and I think she has the ability and the potential to be a very good president. But this is where I get off the train:

Clinton will not concede the race to Obama if he wins a greater number of pledged delegates by the end of the primary season, and will count on the 796 elected officials and party bigwigs to put her over the top, if necessary, said Clinton’s communications director, Howard Wolfson.

If this is how the nomination is won, I won’t be voting for Clinton in November. There’s no way that I can support someone with so little respect for the democratic process (after all, we’re talking about the Democratic party) that she’ll ignore the will of the voters and pressure party insiders in order to steal a nomination that she couldn’t win fair and square, even with the enormous advantages that she had at the beginning of the campaign.

Democrats cheered when Al Gore did anything he could to take Florida away from Bush, and many Democrats still claim Bush stole Florida. Many Democrats were again disappointed when John Kerry showed a bit more class and didn’t contest Ohio in 2004. (So much for the belief that the winner of the popular vote should be president.) How many Democrats will stick to their democratic principles if the Clintons start knocking heads in the back room.

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