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AP Reports: Hillary Clinton Clinches Democratic Nomination

AP Reports: Hillary Clinton Clinches Democratic Nomination

“I felt a great disturbance in the Force…”

“I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.”

A line from Star Wars, but also what happened when I read this tonight: Hillary Clinton clinches Democratic nomination in a historic first:

Hillary Clinton has secured enough delegates to claim the Democratic presidential nomination, the Associated Press said Monday night, making her poised to become the first female candidate from a major party for the White House in U.S. history. A victory in Puerto Rico’s primary on Sunday and additional pledges of support from superdelegates helped Clinton cross the threshold, a day ahead of California’s primary and almost exactly eight years since conceding her first presidential campaign in disappointment. …Clinton’s delegate total includes pledged delegates and superdelegates, who are party leaders and elected officials who can decide which candidate to support at the Democratic National Convention in July.

So, once again, California doesn’t really count in the primary sweepstakes. Los Angeles resident Brandon Rey Ramirez hits the nail on the head as to why the media and Clinton campaign coordinated this announcement.

Bernie Supporters are a bit unhappy with the development.

The mainstream media is also the target of Sanders supporters’ fury:

I assert that the real battle this November is not between Clinton and Trump, but between the elite media and regular Americans. I anticipate that the results in the California primary will show whether their campaign to dishearten Sanders voters was successful, or if there will be a surge due to protest voting. I sure hope Sanders people take this Star Wars attitude: As for me? Tomorrow, I will #FeelTheBern!


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So when does the media start seriously campaigning for Clinton?

legacyrepublican | June 6, 2016 at 11:14 pm

And so, we only need start chanting “Obama” at her every event to drive the point home and drive her nuts.

Yes, another con.

A “pledge” by a superdelegate is meaningless. The only thing the superdelegates do which actually matters is how they vote at the convention.

In the meantime, they’ll say whatever will protect them from being Fostered.

    MattMusson in reply to tom swift. | June 7, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Super Delegates can be negated with a convention rules change. Bernie’s supporters could ram through a rule requiring them to vote the way their state or district voted on the 1st ballot.

    It ain’t over till it’s over.

Common Sense | June 6, 2016 at 11:59 pm

Hillary = “liar,” “dishonest,” and “untrustworthy.”

In the last week the woman has lied so many times about her
e-mail and private on TV I have lost count! How can a vile liar like this be running for President?

So the AP decides to break this story the night before the California primary. No matter how much his supporters love him, the DNC isn’t ready to run a self proclaimed socialist at the top of the ticket.

    OldNuc in reply to Sanddog. | June 7, 2016 at 1:04 am

    “Sanddog | June 7, 2016 at 12:15 am

    So the AP decides to break this story the night before the California primary. No matter how much his supporters love him, the DNC isn’t ready to run a self proclaimed socialist at the top of the ticket.”

    No, they will just run the crypto-communist instead.

Wasn’t it nice that people could vote for any candidate as long as the “winner” was Hillary. Don’t the Dem voters see the similarities to the selection process in the Democrat Party and the USSR Communist Party they so wish to emulate? The super delegate protocol worked as it should to avoid selection of a “peoples'” candidate. Bernies’ of the world…revolt! All you can lose are your Dem leaders’ chains!

Let that be a lesson to you kids. If at first you don’t succeed, take the top job at the state department, run a private foundation that takes foreign donations, make the mess in the Middle East even worse, mishandle classified information and put the country’s secrets at risk, give paid speeches but no press conferences, run against a geriatric kook and come in second almost half the time, and then finally be handed the Presidential nomination by superdelegates because you’re – wait for the ringing & ironic endorsement – qualified.

What possible difference does it make what a supermarket reports?

Correction :
A now bankrupt supermarket since the end of last year?