searunner
SWASHBUCKLING HERO 2012
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May 25 searunner commented on Clinton Winning Washington State Democratic Primary.
@34 No matter how you try to slice it, the difference in accessibility and ease between caucuses and primaries is not small and not inconsequential.
May 25 searunner commented on Clinton Winning Washington State Democratic Primary.
@24 the difference isn't small. To be able to vote in caucus through a surrogate, you had to file the form a full week in the advance and the only reasons you are allowed to use a surrogate are work, religion, or disability/illness. Single parent and not able to get someone to watch your child, sorry that's too bad. Oh you were called into work at the last minute or your work schedule wasn't posted yet, that's too bad. Oh life happened and you aren't able to spend an unknown amount of time, that's too bad.

The difference and inconvenience isn't small. It's large and prohibits many voters from participating in the process.
May 24 searunner commented on Hillary Says Hell No to Yet Another Debate with Bernie.
@34 Yes, let's reform the nomination process and get rid of caucuses.
May 18 searunner commented on Everyone Walks Out of the Nevada Democratic Convention a Loser.
@3 Bernie made himself look bad with his statement regarding what happened in Nevada.
Apr 27 searunner commented on Ted Cruz Announces Fellow Fetus Fetishist Carly Fiorina as His Pick for VP.
@13 Actually, Reagan declared his VP in 1976.
Apr 20 searunner commented on Bernie Sanders Campaign Discovers They Actually Like Superdelegates After All.
@18 More hand waving!

Yes. I get how nominations work. I also understand math and how Democrats award delegates in the primary. There will be no contested convention. HRC will have secured enough pledged delegates prior to the convention.

And also to be clear, Sanders' campaign has argued that they are completely fine with winning the nomination even if HRC finishes with more pledged delegates and votes. There is no disputing that. And if by some miracle, HRC doesn't secure enough pledged delegates, the Sanders campaign should persue that strategy. But don't give me this horse shit that Sanders won't accept the nomination under those circumstance. He would. Sanders would compromise whatever principle you think he has to do what you call the "most undemocratic thing" to win the nomination.

Finally, primaries are not elections. They are nominating contests. I suggest you learn the difference between them.
Apr 20 searunner commented on Bernie Sanders Campaign Discovers They Actually Like Superdelegates After All.
@13 Weaver was pretty clear that they would work on persuading superdelegates to support Sanders as the nominee, regardless if Clinton had more pledged delegates and votes. He was clear on this. And it's clear that Sanders is okay with this plan. Otherwise there would be some clarifying remarks by now, and there haven't been any.

And there's not going to be a contested election. HRC is well on her way to securing the nomination by winning enough pledged delegates.

By all means continue with all the hand waving though.
Apr 20 searunner commented on Bernie Sanders Campaign Discovers They Actually Like Superdelegates After All.
@8 that's a whole lot of hand waving you're doing there.
Apr 20 searunner commented on Bernie Sanders Campaign Discovers They Actually Like Superdelegates After All.
@6 Actually, Bernie's campaign manager was on MSNBC arguing just that. He doesn't believe that either candidate will have secured enough pledged delegates, and he doesn't think it's a problem for the superdelegates to choose Sanders over Clinton even if Clinton has more pledged delegates and more votes.