Image

1:38 AM / Saturday March 2, 2024

5 Aug 2016

Did Obama unify the Party? What Hillary must do to win

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
August 5, 2016 Category: Politics Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO:  President Barack Obama  (Photo by Monica Peters)

By Monica Peters

The rift between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters is painful and evident.  The Democratic Party can’t deny that although Sanders supporters won’t be able to vote for their candidate, they are still proving to be a strong force.  Even with President Obama’s popularity and call for party unity during his powerful DNC speech, Democrats can’t afford to ingore the “Bernie Sanders effect.” It could cost them the election in November.
On Tuesday, Day Two of the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton made history as the first woman to be nominated for President of the United States by a major party.
Some “Berniecrats” have heeded Sanders’s call to support Hillary.  Some say flat out that they will never vote for Hillary and others are on the fence whether they  should vote for Trump.
This is not a good sign and Democrats can in no way be certain that they will win the White House. This will not be an easy election for Hillary Clinton to win in November. President Obama said it best during his DNC speech on Day Three:
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets crowds at Temple University last Friday.  (Photo by Bill Z. Foster)

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets crowds at Temple University last Friday. (Photo by Bill Z. Foster)

“So, if you agree that there’s too much inequality in our economy, and too much money in our politics, we all need to be as vocal and as organized and as persistent as Bernie Sanders’ supporters have been.  We all need to get out and vote for Democrats up and down the ticket, and then hold them accountable until they get the job done.”

However, Berniecrats are already holding Democrats responsible.
Say what you want, Sanders and his supporters have done a fabulous job at disrupting the establishment aspects of the Democratic Party and shaking things up a bit.  The impact of their organization efforts have been noted nationally and internationally.
Now that Clinton has been nominated,  she must explain in detail for her political track record to gain the Berniecrats trust and overcome resistance. Some of the sticking points are supporting her husband on the crime bill in the 90’s, voting to support the Iraq War in 2002, and many other issues important to Sanders supporters.
Sanders returned to his post on Capital Hill folliwing the convention.
So the question is:  Will Hillary continue to have an ongoing and open dialogue with Sanders supporters in order to persuade them to support her up until November? Time will tell.
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News

Philly NAACP

Philadelphia NAACP News

February 18, 2024

Tweet Email Tweet Email Related Posts Philadelphia NAACP news as of Feb. 2 Philadelphia NAACP Branch News...

Color Of Money

How to give your business an inviting local flair using design

February 17, 2024

Tweet Email BPT Think of local businesses that feel connected to your community. What comes to mind?...

Health

Four tips to live a more heart-healthy lifestyle

February 17, 2024

Tweet Email BPTIn honor of American Heart Month this February, you can make positive changes to your...

Sports

Kansas City Chiefs win Super Bowl 2024 

February 12, 2024

Tweet Email The Kansas City Chiefs narrowly beat the San Francisco 49ers, becoming the 2024 Super Bowl champions. The...

Fur Babies Rule!

Bow to Wow! America’s top 10 shelter dog makeovers

February 3, 2024

Tweet Email BPTZen was rescued from a horrendous hoarding case. She arrived at the shelter with mange...

Seniors

‘Soaring’ over hills or ‘playing’ with puppies, study finds seniors enjoy virtual reality

February 23, 2024

Tweet Email By Terry Spencerassociated press POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Retired Army Col. Farrell Patrick taught computer...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff