Sharon Kyle: With such a large contingent of Bernie voters still up for grabs, it’s puzzling that Hillary’s VP pick wouldn’t be one that appealed more to the progressive vote that could put her back in the White House.
Robert Reich: Hillary is moving to the middle. She’s going after moderate swing voters. Presumably that’s why she tapped Tim Kaine to be her vice president. Kaine is as vanilla middle as you can get.
Michael T. Hertz: A substantial part of the Bernieites will either sit out the election, vote Green, or write in Bernie. The independents will vote Trump or follow the Bernieite lead. Democrats will vote Clinton reluctantly.
Robert Reich: as the Republican convention prepares to nominate the least qualified and most divisive candidate in American history, the Democrats are about to nominate among the most qualified and yet also most distrusted.
Joseph Palermo: And what was the alternative for Bernie at this point in the election? To sweep up his 1,900 delegates, walk out of the Democratic convention, and run as a third party in a doomed and ultimately symbolic campaign?
Richard W. Behan: So we must place into office, apparently, either a man of comparatively limited intelligence or a woman of compromised integrity—to be an unfit President, painfully deficient in public confidence.
Robert Reich: Now, with Bernie Sanders essentially out of the race, Donald Trump wants Americans to believe he’s the remaining anti-establishment candidate. It’s smart politics but it’s a hoax.
John Peeler: An indictment would have ended her campaign, but this outcome threatens to put a big enough hole in her hull to sink her in the course of the campaign.
Dick Price: Sentiments were mixed, with 55 percent of you saying there would be no indictment and 45 percent saying there would. But a look at the many comments reveals several shades to that response, not just a black-or-white yes or no.
Rosemary Jenkins: Yet, I surprised myself when I listened to Hillary’s victory speech last week when I began to cry—not because Sanders would not be the candidate but because of the flashes of history that crossed my internal vision.
Robert Borosage: The hand-wringing and rumor-mongering are pure melodrama. Sanders has already made it clear – repeatedly – what he will do. The real question is not about what Bernie will do, but about what Clinton will do. Here’s what Bernie has told us he will do.
Peter Dreier: Sanders won the battle of ideas. The Democratic primary was fought on his issues. But he lost the nomination and now he has to figure out his next steps.
Unai Montes-Irueste: Women who provide care to seniors, or persons with special needs, or other people’s children, are her target demographic.