Sanders has 19,252 reasons to take back his endorsement
Am I the only that was surprised by the lack of protests in Cleveland? I was expecting a massive clash with the police, but nothing really happened. Let's give the police credit for their overwhelming presence and organization. However, the protests did not show up. Wonder why...
It looks as though the protesters got on the Philadelphia bus instead, as we read in the Wall Street Journal:
At a lively Sunday march in support of former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, chants of “lock her up,” “Hillary for Prison” signs and t-shirts and calls for indictment were common among the most ardent supporters of Mr. Sanders, who arrived in Philadelphia to make their voices heard to the delegates attending the Democratic National Convention.
To be fair, maybe this is just a coincidence, and protests won't be an issue at the DNC. We will soon find out.
We may have seen a glimpse of the future when Mrs. Wasserman Schultz got booed Monday morning.
Some are even saying that Vladimir Putin is behind the leak! Again, I don't know, but that would be interesting and could throw the Clinton campaign into even more disarray. What else does Mr. Putin know about Mrs. Clinton? Her State Department emails? The Clinton Foundation?
The anger on the Democrat side is real, and the media may be forced to finally deal with it. The anger on the GOP side was personal, such as the Trump-Cruz feud. The anger on the Democrat side is about corruption, or a political party that is nothing but a subsidiary of the Clinton Foundation.
The Sanders people have an honest complaint here. As they say in the streets, Sanders got screwed!
The emails show that the DNC was committed to Mrs. Clinton all the way, from debates during the NFL championship games to Saturday nights when people were holiday shopping.
The emails were even discussing Sanders's religion!
So it's up to Sanders to save the party from the Clinton corruption and to stand up for the millions who felt the "bern" or even others like me who want clean politics.
Sanders won't do it, but he needs to stand up, call out this corruption, and withdraw his support for Clinton. Sanders cannot in good faith take this sleaze without destroying the genuine quality of his campaign, and he can't expect the millions who voted for him to go home happy.
Ted Cruz said, "Vote your conscience." Sanders should say, Vote to clean up this party!