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Sanders leaves door open to being Clinton's VP

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posted on May, 7 2016 @ 03:49 AM
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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."
www.cnn.com...


Clinton/Sanders would make Clinton an even bigger lock than she seems to be now. Could it be time for Bernie supporters to rejoice?

I'll be looking forward to their comments in this thread. All I've read about is how different Sanders is compared to Clinton, how will the Sanders fans react to a potential Clinton/Sanders ticket?

If you really want the Democratic party to win, I think this is what you should be rooting for.
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posted on May, 7 2016 @ 03:59 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

In other words sell out.



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 04:28 AM
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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.



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 04:57 AM
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If he does that it will make Sanders the biggest sell out in politics. I can't see it happening though.
If you listen to his answer, he is fighting for his platform to be part of the general election. Clinton would have to run an extremely left position for that to pass and she would leave herself open to attack.. the general would become communism vs capitalism.

Trump would brand him 'Sell-Out Bernie'
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posted on May, 7 2016 @ 05:31 AM
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I don't think he would unless he's confident she wouldn't be able to serve... and I don't think she'll offer either.



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 05:33 AM
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Just shows he's willing to abandon his principles and betray all his supporters for the personal prestige of the Vice President position, because that's all he'd get. It's a completely powerless post.



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 05:39 AM
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They all sell out in the end!



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 06:42 AM
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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.



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 07:14 AM
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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.



His movement is not about beating Trump. It's about policy, specifically a fair deal for the working man / and non working!! . bringing back jobs through better trade agreements and getting 'the 1%' to do more. He himself has said that Clinton is in wall street's pocket. She runs counter to his political movement - even more so than Trump does.

Getting in to bed with Hillary (yuk) is the same as bowing to Wall Street.

This would be like Trump switching his platform to call for open borders and legalization of existing illegal immigrants.


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posted on May, 7 2016 @ 08:29 AM
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Not far fetched since Hillary agrees with a lot of Bernies positions... when it suits her.


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posted on May, 7 2016 @ 08:54 AM
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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.


Yeah, put a fascist in as POTUS to get a socialist as a second stringer. I think you would agree that's not exactly clever and you're right, it is a sellout.

Cheers - Dave



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 09:19 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

I think you missed the sarcasm that was meant by the, after the convention remark...


...the convention in which he is going to attack the HRC machines corporate ties and those wall street speeches, where he is going to insist on her moving further left, no I don't think he will be her VP choice.



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posted on May, 7 2016 @ 09:29 AM
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a reply to: UKTruth

UKTruth, I totally agree that Bernie's movement is for the working man and anti-Wall St/Banks/etc.

But, I have also watched him say that he believes Trump is unfit, a pathelogical liar, etc. and must be kept out of the White House. So these, too, are his beliefs.

What I was trying to express was that in the event he comes up short for Pres, he has two options: remain silent (not support HRC), or join in the fight against Trump. I don't suggest he abandon his beliefs/policies, but he would need to decide if he wants to join in the common cause to keep DT out of the WH or not.



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 10:14 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

Interesting.
I think Mark Warner myself but I'm partial as I'm from Virginia and I voted for him for governor and then for the Senate.



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 10:19 AM
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a reply to: Ohanka

Their views are more alike than not.
There are a few things like that free college thing but basically it's not a sell out. He joined the party. His job now is to support it.



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 10:34 AM
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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.



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 10:37 AM
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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.


So he would sell out on his principles to stop Trump .... if he does it of course.
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posted on May, 7 2016 @ 10:42 AM
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I'm not being sarcastic so please don't take it that way.

With the level of partisanship in Washington, is there any Democrat or Republican that didn't vote along party lines in 90+% of votes?

Sanders has always caucused with the Dems, it makes sense that his voting record would reflect that.

Snowe from Maine may be an exception
(as she tends to vote Dem)



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 10:43 AM
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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.



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 10:46 AM
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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.


He'll be a Wall Street guy. Perhaps he wants in on some of that speaking engagement money...
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