Clinton v. Sanders: Love is a Battlefield
By Marc Platt
Remember that old Pat Benatar hit "Love Is A Battlefield"?
"When I'm losing control
Will you turn me away
Or touch me deep inside
And when all this gets old
Will it still feel the same"
Hillary Clinton has been fighting these battles since the 1990's with her husband Bill. The Right Wing Political Machine has demonized them and tried to turn the country against their ideals.
Now it is Bernie Sanders turn to muddy these waters with his singular issue of "Political Finance Reform" and "Breaking Up The Banks."
Even if former NY Mayor (I) Michael Bloomberg were to jump in the race, it will only get muddier.
Hillary Clinton has been put in a very awkward position of having to run towards the CENTER in the primaries and then STAY THERE in the general election. Bernie Sanders is far left and impracticle in his ability to actually put forth programs the middle class could support. Sanders has to backtrack his earlier positions of NOT RAISING TAXES on the middle class and poor voters in order to fund his "Single Payer" Health Care Plan.
Hillary Clinton knows better than to campaign on raising taxes and starting all over again on the already litigated Affordable Care Act.
I believe when all is said and done, the resonable Democratic electorate will see through Sanders inability to get ANY of his pie-in-the-sky ideas and they will gravitate to Mrs. Clinton as someone who WILL unite and not divide like Trump, etc...
Let us also remember that Clinton has already securred a great many Super Delegates. These are Party Officials and likely bigwigs in several states. That puts Sanders far behind going in. President Obama was able to do the same thing in 2008 and that greatly helped his cause.
In my opinion, the most likely person to get the necessary 270 Electoral votes in a general election is the Instutuional Favorite Hillary Clinton.
The media needs to keep fanning the flames of division and disruption. Pay attention to the endorsements and the normal Washington Institutional machinery as the voting starts. Even though the early part of the election cycle was ANTI-Washington, the electorate ELECTED these people and they will rely on them in the end to decide who will lead us into the Post-Obama era. That is what I think.
Let's see if I am right.