Tell us—if Hillary Clinton becomes the Democratic Party’s nominee, what you believe are the top 5 reasons she got it.
Ernest Canning: If party’s elites follow-up their cynical manipulation of the nomination process with a decision to shut out the voices and democratic aspirations of millions via the exclusion of Sanders delegates from the Democratic National Convention’s Committees, they will court disaster for the party and for our nation.
Seth Abramson: Indeed many believe that a Clinton loss in the California primary — coupled with a string of polls showing Clinton tied with or losing to Donald Trump in every battleground state as well as behind the unpredictable billionaire nationally — could cause super-delegates to switch their votes in large numbers.
Berry Craig: So here’s a little constructive criticism for my candidate who is also one of my favorite lawmakers in Washington: Complaining about closed primary states where you are 0-for-11 sounds like sour grapes.
Seth Abramson: The Democratic Party’s perverse obsession with closed primaries has left them with a likely nominee distinctly unpopular with the independent voters who decide national elections. Sanders Political Philosophy
Seth Abramson: When all Wall Street speeches given by all presidential candidates have been released, Americans will be able to find out, once and for all, what the candidate most likely to become President actually believes about the topic Americans consider far and away the most important.
Jack Rothman: Those Democrats and pundits who say that Bernie should drop out of the race and announce full support for Hillary now to ensure Party unity for the election ahead, don’t have the measure of the man. Media Ignores Sanders
Larry Wines: To expect Bernie’s legions to capitulate isn’t a matter of abandoning their candidate. It’s antithetical to their vision, their hope, their world view and philosophy.
Stephen Fox: Although it is concealed in campaign rhetoric thus far, in my opinion, Clinton is far more of a hawk than even George Bush II was.
John M. Bachar, Jr.: Since it is well known from sampling independent voters in many states, including New York, that 72% favor Sanders, it follows that 0.86 x 3,200,000 x 0.72 = 1,981,440 votes would accrued to Sanders
John Peeler: Clinton has built this victory on overwhelming majorities in New York City and its near suburbs, while Sanders has done best across most rural, upstate counties.
Robert Borosage: Clinton won last night, but she has become increasingly unpopular with voters. Her negatives now outweigh her positives by a stunning 24 percent points; only Donald Trump fares worse (minus 41 percent).
Mark Naison: As I look at the American social and economic landscape today—with its huge concentration of wealth at the top, its swollen prison population and its shrinking middle class—I cannot help but see the influence of Bill Clinton.