If one simply assents to the anti-Trump verities today one will later find oneself powerless to resist the new wars, the new power grabs, the new forms of debt-bondage, which follow inevitably in Clinton's wake. The sad fate of Bernie Sanders makes this clear. Resist now or you will forever lose your voice.
After FBI Director James Comey announced he was not filing an indictment against Hillary Clinton for anything involving her State Department emails, some pundits claimed that the issue would dog her. However, a comparison of polls taken by the same pollsters before and after Comey's announcement show the whole thing was a nothing, polling wise.
In the waning time before the last Democratic presidential primaries, Sanders has hitched his hopes on the superdelegates overturning pledged delegates and giving him the nomination. A key part of his case hinges on general election polls, with the claim that they show he would be the stronger nominee against Trump. While there are many reasons why superdelegates are quite unlikely to do this, starting with them not reversing the decision of most primary voters and caucus goers for the first time, there are five specific reasons why polls won't help Sanders shift superdelegates.
Although his opponents seek to paint him as too far left, Bernie Sanders' views are mainstream. Hillary Clinton argued that Sanders' ideas are not realistic and too expensive. "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is," Clinton said. In fact, the ideas that Sanders has injected into the campaign are hardly radical. Sanders is in sync with the majority of Americans on most key issues.
When posed with the possibility of war, in theory, Americans like the idea of invading other countries. In practice -- when lives are actually lost -- they like invading other countries much less. When an invasion seems like it might be costly, Americans often prefer more limited airstrikes or no military involvement at all.