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originally posted by: AlaskanDad
Bernie can't vote for Hillary if she's not on the ballot.
I feel this is a part of the unification, something to draw Clinton supporters votes to Sen Sanders when HRC has to drop out of the race.
progressives derive their values and ideals from liberalism, if only because science suggests liberals are more likely to be open to the experimental method at the heart of progressivism. The problems progressives most often address are grounded in timeless liberal values: the social contract, positive and negative liberty, and equality of opportunity. But the progressive method is a search for solutions that offer the most help and the least harm, based on the best available evidence, and for the specific conditions being addressed.
“You can see in her rhetoric and positioning that Hillary Clinton has heard this message loud and clear,” said political strategist David Axelrod, a former adviser to President Barack Obama. “It’s reflected in her messaging and very specific policies. The challenge is to persuade the skeptical that this will be a genuine focus in the White House and not just a passing political fancy.”
That challenge is most obvious on some of Sanders’ signature issues. On the minimum wage, for instance, Clinton now emphasizes her support for the nationwide “fight for $15,” even though she supports raising the federal minimum wage to $12. On trade, Clinton has struggled to get past the impression that she flipped her position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Some voters found it hard to swallow when she cited specific objections to the final version of the massive agreement she had once called the “gold standard” of trade deals.
But since then, as Sanders’ strident criticism of Wall Street has won him a devoted progressive following, her rhetoric toward Wall Street — home to many of her top donors — has become increasingly more heated. It’s become a more prominent component of her stump speech. And she has criticized corporations, vowing, for example, to go after price-gouging pharmaceutical companies.
What else has she accomplished? Other than destroying the middle east.