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Asked by CNN's Wolf Blitzer if he would accept a hypothetical offer to be Clinton's running mate, Sanders said he would talk about it with her after the convention.
"Right now, we are focused on the next five weeks of winning the Democratic nomination. If that does not happen, we are going to fight as hard as we can on the floor of the Democratic convention to make sure that we have a progressive platform that the American people will support," Sanders said on "The Situation Room." "Then, after that, certainly Secretary Clinton and I can talk and see where we go from there."
originally posted by: XP100
I'm not so sure I would say this is 'selling out'. Look logically at the position he is in.
Sanders and Hillary both share the feeling and passion that Trump is bad for this country. Their collective mission is to defeat him.
Sanders has his agenda and policies and says he will continue to campaign to push them.
If he loses, he has two choices:
A. Walk away in total defeat, in which case his agenda and policies are a bust. And, hope that Hillary can beat Trump on her own.
B. Join forces with her and try to help her defeat Trump, and maybe get some of his policies (or parts of his policies) moved forward under her.
If you were totally committed to a cause or belief, and your choices were NONE or SOME, what would you do? I think an intelligent, mature person would say "I lost, but there IS a way I can get some of my agenda moved forward by joining forces."
Just another way to look at it.
originally posted by: musicismagic
Life in the political game is like living on the edge of the window knowing that the やくざ is about to throw you out the window, well, what do you do. If it is true what he said, which I don't know and really don't care to know, but I'd like to hear it on an MP3 audio.
If in fact this arises, then good ole Bernie is against Trump's principles of being "fair and just" to the American public.
originally posted by: MrSpad
Sanders has said he would do anything to stop Trump from becoming President because he thinks it would be disaster for the nation. I do not know if a VP would be best or some other spot on the cabinet or a prime seat at the convention. Sanders of course needs some platform to continue to push his agenda. He and Clinton voted together 93% of the time while in the Senate so the agree on most things. And as for this selling out nonsense, Trump and Sander sold out whatever outsider status they had when the joined to two big political parties simply because that was the only chance they had to get anywhere. If Sanders thinks Trump would be a disaster for the nation then you can not call any action he takes to stop him selling out.
originally posted by: BlueAjah
a reply to: MrSpad
So much for the claims that Sanders is anti-establishment.
You pretty much say he is the same as Hillary?
And if he becomes the VP, then he is the same as Hillary.