Bernie Sanders has shifted the political discussion away from what the fat cats on Wall Street want, and Hillary Clinton wants to shift it back to where it allows Wall Street and major corporations to suck the rest of us financially dry.
I suspect Bernie knows that if he meekly goes away, so does that shift in the political spectrum. The things he stands for, the things the American people want, like an end to disastrous international income redistribution scams falsely marketed as trade agreements, and a $15 minimum wage, will be cast to the shadows, like the Occupy Wall Street movement (See Bernie Sanders Vows to Fight On for the Good of the 99 Percent–JohnHively.Wordpress.com).
Let’s face it; the rich control most of the news we see, thanks to Bill Clinton’s Telecommunications Act, so we won’t see hardly anything of these issues anymore if Bernie quits campaigning.
I won’t vote for Hillary because it would be against my interest to vote for somebody who’s policies will suck me and the rest of the 99 percent financially dry on behalf of her rich benefactors. I want my kid to have a future better than I have had, rather than have his future redistributed to the 1 percent via, say, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) (See The Coming Recession: It’s Going to Be a Big One–JohnHively.Wordpress.com).
If Wall Street’s darling is elected, the following day, Wall Street President Barack Obama will have Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden introduce the TPP into the senate, while another Wall Street Democratic lap dog with fleas, lice and ticks will introduce it into the US house.
Debate will be short and sweet in the US congress, but on the chance that Obama is no longer president when his and Hillary’s rich benefactors push the TPP through that cesspool of corruption known as the US congress, the first thing a President Hillary Clinton will do is sign the agreement against the wishes of the vast majority of US citizens, most of whom have been dutifully kept in the dark thanks to the efforts of the corporate propaganda network, otherwise known as the corporate press.
Bernie Sanders needs to keep these issues on the front page, and so he needs to keep campaigning for us since Wall Street has its candidate,and we need ours, as well. Besides, it ain’t over till it’s over, and it ain’t over until we say it is.
Bernie should run as a third party candidate if Clinton refuses to acknowledge within the Democratic party platform the issues important to the vast majority of US citizens. And she needs to make a public vow fight against and veto the Trans Pacific Partnership.
Polls show Candidate Sanders would take a sizable number of voters from both Clinton and Trump. That suggests he might be able to win the presidency as a third party candidate, and this nation is ready for that.