Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Quote of the Day

Even if one were to take it as granted that Hillary Clinton will eventually capture the nomination, I actually think the best thing Bernie Sanders can do for party unity is to keep right on campaigning. He’s engaging younger voters in the Democratic process and setting a bold standard for what it means to be a liberal inside the Democratic Party. And as Paul Waldman writes, the stronger the Sanders movement grows, the more likely it is that the opportunistic and ideologically malleable Clinton will tack leftward: “As president, Hillary Clinton will be as liberal as liberals force her to be.” Sanders supporters may not love or even like Clinton, but keeping pressure on her is the best way to turn her into a candidate they can live with.

– Simon Maloy
Excerpted from "Bernie Must Forge Ahead"
April 19, 2016

Related Off-site Links:
Hillary Clinton Won New York, But Her Image is Underwater – Dan Balz (The Washington Post, April 19, 2016).
Sanders Wins Majority of New York Counties Despite Clinton Victory – Lisa Hagen (The Hill, April 19, 2016).
Why Hillary Clinton Could Be the Kind of President Bernie Sanders Supporters Will Love – Paul Waldman (The American Prospect, April 18, 2016).
The Democratic Stockholm Syndrome – Peter Bloom (Common Dreams, April 20, 2016).
Has Clinton Actually Won Anything? The Theft of Election 2016Justice Gazette, April 20, 2016).
Yes, Bernie Sanders is Not a Democrat — and Hillary Represents the Very Worst of the Party – Ben Norton (Salon, April 20, 2016).
Sanders Defiant: :We Still Have a Path to the Nomination" – Harper Neidig (The Hill, April 20, 2016).
Sanders Campaign’s Commitment to Victory Irritates Media, Offends Clinton Campaign – Kevin Gosztola (Common Dreams, April 21, 2016).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Hope, History, and Bernie Sanders
Super Tuesday Thoughts on Bernie Sanders
Something to Think About – February 22, 2016
Quote of the Day – February 17, 2016

Image: Kristen Solberg.

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