Bernie Sanders Is Healthy and Beats Trump by Over 10 Points

09/14/2016 03:24 am ET

Hillary Clinton has pneumonia and her lead over Donald Trump has dwindled to a dangerously low 2.4 points in an average of polls. The xenophobic carnival barker is actually defeating Clinton by 3 points is the latest Los Angeles Times/USC poll. Furthermore, The Washington Post writes Hillary Clinton may not recover from her pneumonia until late October. According to The Guardian, the latest “YouGov poll shows only 45% of voters believe her campaign’s version of events following illness at memorial event.”

This YouGov poll correlates to Jimmy Kimmel’s recent monologue about Clinton conspiracy theories:

JIMMY KIMMEL: Hillary Clinton was supposed to be in California today... but she had to cancel the trip because of illness. You probably know Hillary was coughing a lot in public last week and then yesterday she was forced to leave a 9/11 memorial because she was feeling faint. Turns out on Friday Clinton's doctor had diagnosed her with pneumonia but they kept it secret until this happened and they were forced to admit it. You know, these conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton's health would be a lot harder to believe if they didn't actually come true.

The fact that people are now open to any explanation for controversy (because of Clinton’s immense secrecy) illustrates a major obstacle for Democrats before Election Day.

With Republicans in Congress conducting their own email investigation and WikiLeaks revealing even more emails shortly, poll number could easily swing to Trump leading Clinton. However, this doesn’t have to happen, especially if the runner-up in the Democratic Primary takes over the nomination for Democrats. If Clinton’s pneumonia God forbid prevents her from challenging Trump, the DNC should rally around Bernie Sanders.

Bernie Sanders is healthy.

Bernie Sanders defeats Trump by over 10 points, with the last poll in May showing Vermont’s Senator destroying the Republican nominee on Election Day.

As for “vetting,” Bernie never had an FBI criminal investigation or billion dollar questions about a charity.

Also, Bernie Sanders undermines Trump’s primary advantage over Clinton; high voter turnout among Republicans. With Sanders, this debacle of an election instantly turns into a mandate on progressive values and principles. Through a rejuvenated Democratic Party, Sanders would instantly raise tens of millions in a short time period; without foreign donors.

Bernie’s ability to translate enthusiasm into fundraising is highlighted in an Atlantic piece by Clare Foran titled Bernie Sanders's Big Money:

The Democratic presidential candidate’s populist rallying cry has helped him rake in cash, and infused massive amounts of money into the political process.
When Bernie Sanders makes a demand for money, he gets it. After winning the New Hampshire primary, the Democratic presidential candidate broadcast a plea. “I’m going to hold a fundraiser right here, right now, across America,” Sanders declared, urging anyone who would listen to visit his website and make a donation—“whether it’s 10 bucks, or 20 bucks, or 50 bucks.” Money poured in at a rapid clip. By the end of the next day, the campaign had collected a staggering $8 million…
The campaign has set fundraising records and fostered a grassroots network of individuals now literally invested in the candidate’s success. On the trail, Sanders is quick to note that the average donation is a mere $27 and that the campaign has taken in more than 4 million individual contributions. “Sanders’s ability to attract small donors has truly been remarkable,” said Anthony Corrado, a professor at Colby College who tracks campaign finance and presidential elections. “Small-dollar donations have become the bedrock of his campaign, and he has been able to motivate more donors more quickly to raise more money from small amounts than was the case for [Barack] Obama or [Howard] Dean.”
…Sanders’s campaign proves that it is possible to mount a competitive presidential bid without relying on super PACs.

Bernie Sanders entering the race at this point, if Democrats needed him to win the presidency, would instantly correlate to hundreds of millions of dollars in fundraising.

In addition, while Clinton and Trump face virtually the same negative favorability ratings, Sanders would offer voters a respite from the never-ending drama. The positivity and energy of Bernie’s campaign would reenergize the presidential race. In contrast, even establishment Democrats have been turning on Clinton.

David Axelrod expressed his dismay at Hillary Clinton’s legendary penchant for secrecy in a CNN International piece by David Wright titled Ex-Obama adviser rips Clinton's 'unhealthy penchant for privacy':

(CNN)A former senior adviser to President Barack Obama criticized Hillary Clinton's "unhealthy penchant for privacy" on Monday, following Clinton's early departure from a September 11 memorial and the campaign's later acknowledgment that the Democratic presidential nominee had been diagnosed Friday with pneumonia.
David Axelrod, who is a CNN political commentator, tweeted, "Antibiotics can take care of pneumonia. What's the cure for an unhealthy penchant for privacy that repeatedly creates unnecessary problems?"
The veteran Democratic strategist was referencing a rough 48-hour stretch for the Clinton campaign over the weekend, during which Clinton was forced to leave a September 11, 2001, terrorist attack memorial service after "overheating," which her team later revealed was the result of a pneumonia diagnosis the former Secretary of State, who is 68, had received on Friday but which had not been made public at the time.
Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway piggybacked on Axelrod's criticism, replying to his tweet: "Wow. Well said."

When Trump is “piggybacking” on Axelrod’s comments about Clinton’s secrecy, Democrats are in trouble. In the following segment, I explain the repercussion of Axelrod making this relevant observation.

If the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency frightens you, then consider Bernie Sanders saving the Democratic Party. Clinton’s bout with pneumonia might last until late October according to The Washington Post. Even more frightening is NFL concussion expert Dr. Bennet Omalu (also in The Washington Post) Tweeting “I must advice the Clinton campaign to perform toxicologic analysis of Ms. Clinton's blood. It is possible she is being poisoned.” From FBI email probes to other controversies, a 2.4-point lead in the polls in September might not equate to a Democratic White House.

The DNC will decide the future of Supreme Court nominees and everything else pertaining to this election. Considering the DNC WikiLeaks emails showed massive election fraud, Democrats can redeem themselves by allowing Bernie Sanders to save the Democratic Party. Don’t say Bernie voters didn’t warn you if Trump becomes president. Simply blame “progressive” pundits and media who did everything possible to defend Clinton at all costs, while ignoring the over 10-point polling lead Sanders has over Trump. As for vetting, Bernie doesn’t have any controversies, and his health is fine, so Republicans would simply have to fabricate a scandal. Unfortunately with Clinton, Congress just subpoenaed the FBI for her complete interview records.

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