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After delivering an Earth Day message to Bernie Sander’s supporters and penning an open letter to the Vermont Senator, the Green Party’s Dr. Jill Stein tweeted an intriguing message about the fiercely popular Democratic nominee. Jill Stein is the Green Party’s presumed candidate for president. On her website, Stein asked Senator Sanders to consider ditching his affiliation with the Democratic Party if the party doesn’t choose him as their candidate, considering “this wildly unpredictable election where the old rules are giving way one by one.”
Bernie Sanders has served as an elected official for just over 34 years. Bernie has 20 years more political experience as an elected official than any president the nation has elected since the advent of modern presidential electioneering, according to stats provided by The Atlantic. So, is the Green Party hoping to offer Sanders the presidential spot that is presumed reserved for Stein? Would that alter the votes of the superdelegates if they thought Bernie could end up running for president anyway?
Though The Wall Street Journal posted poll results indicating upwards of one-third of almost all Bernie Sanders’ supporters would never vote for Clinton, an unofficial Facebook pollster claims to have polled nearly two dozen different Facebook groups with between 100,000 and 10,000 people each, and the results allegedly showed that all self-proclaimed Berners would vote for Sanders if he were to run on his own. Over 13,000 people have already signed a petition actually asking Bernie Sanders to run as an independent if he were to lose the Democratic nomination.
Bernie would rather just bow out and make sure a Democrat won (even Hillary) than split the Democratic vote, ensuring a Republican win.
Either way, all Jill Stein did here is give Bernie leverage to get something from the DNC. There's no way he'll actually run.