Senator Bernie Sanders, who tried in vain to stand as a candidate in the presidential elections of 2016 from the Democratic party has finally officially announced support for yesterday’s rival Hillary Clinton. “The hatchet” Senator socialist from Vermont and the former U.S. Secretary of state completely “buried” in a joint performance in Portsmouth.
However, the big surprise this statement Sanders did not – on the one hand, he was convinced that the further struggle for the right to act on behalf of the Democrats in the US presidential election they lost, as Hillary Clinton far surpassed him at the end of the primaries. On the other hand, Sanders is forced to support their former opponent in the face of common enemies – Republican Donald trump.
About it openly and said Mrs. Clinton, speaking after Sanders: “We joined forces to defeat Donald trump… We are stronger together!”
Of course, the official proclamation of banderovskoe support was preceded by a long open and closed negotiations between the teams of the two politicians. Earlier, the official support Hillary Clinton spoke and President Obama appearing next to the former first lady of America at a campaign rally.
“Consolation prize” for Sanders, designed rather to attract to the side of the Clinton supporters were the promises of former Secretary of state to include in its programme certain provisions that called the Senator. In particular, the increase in the minimum wage to $15.
I must say that, while expressing support for Clinton, Bernie Sanders did not fail to take the opportunity to remind her that not all supporters of the Democratic party willing to give her their voices: “Let me begin with gratitude to those 13 million Americans who voted for me during the democratic primaries. Our campaign was successful in the primaries and the Caucus-goers in 22 States.”
It is unlikely that after the “surrender” Sanders all his supporters will support Clinton. And Donald trump is excellent it feels and tries to attract the sympathy of the dissatisfied with the political establishment of the Americans on their side. On the eve of the joint statement by former Secretary of state and Senator, he wrote on Twitter that Sanders “is completely sold out corrupt Hillary Clinton”: “I am somewhat surprised that Bernie Sanders is not true to themselves and their supporters. They are hardly happy with what he sold!”
– A large part of Sanders’s supporters would be willing to support Clinton – says “MK” political analyst Nikolai ZLOBIN. For trump they will not vote in any situation. But whether they will go to the polls to vote for Hillary Clinton – it is a question the next three months. I think it will depend on a number of factors. First of all, how many key provisions of the program, Sanders will enter definitively into the program, Clinton. We know that over the past few weeks the team of Hillary and Sanders led the debate on the compromise program. In these circumstances, Sanders supported Clinton because she pledged to support a part of the core theses of his program that do not conflict with its facilities. Also to a large extent this will depend on who will be chosen by the candidate in Vice-presidents from Democrats. There is a chance that it will be Sanders. Or the person who will represent the interests of his supporters. Plus Sanders will have to make an effort to convince its voters to vote for Clinton. And I think that this is also included in the package of concluded agreements. Basically, Sanders is now able to act in a glamorous role of a unifier of Democrats”, it’s a good position – and in this sense it will have an effect on many things, if Clinton becomes President (on assignments, bills, etc.). The Treaty resulting from a political compromise sereznogo, important and beneficial to both parties.Related posts: