Walter Brasch: Clinton hurt her campaign by delayed response to the allegations she compromised national security and then by dodging and weaving on her public comments, allowing the scandal to fester and explode.
Gary Corseri: Dear Wife: I didn’t mean to have sex with those three bar-girls who robbed me! I didn’t mean to get infected with herpes (and God knows what else!) because I forgot to wear a condom!
Robert Borosage: The Sanders critique of Clinton still holds. The actual programs are less bold than the goals. The public investment agenda is grander in rhetoric than in financial commitment.
Robert Reich: Everyone knows our democracy is drowning under big money. Confidence in politics has plummeted, and big money as the major culprit.
Ron Briley: The election of Hillary Clinton is preferable to the dangerous Donald Trump having his finger on the nuclear trigger, but Clinton in the White House will only perpetuate the American empire and foster discontent with America’s role in the world.
Jessie Daniels: This is the worst of all possible worlds, and the choice between Trump’s vulgar, overt racism and Clinton’s polite, public policy racism is no choice at all.
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