Banedon wrote:Sammy Sofa wrote:Banedon wrote:But, I don't understand the goal of the commercial in the first place. These are primaries/caucuses...not a general election. Is the goal to get Hillary the nomination? I mean...presuming you think that ad "attacked" Bernie in any way.
I don't doubt for a second that the Republicans would much rather face Sanders in the general election than Clinton. They've seemingly been talking him up in a very reverse psychology-kinda way over the last week or so.
I think that's a mistake though. In a general election, I think Bernie is gonna seem ridiculously sane compared to ANY of the Republicans, and he doesn't have nearly the baggage that Clinton does other than "he's too librul!". I know, you're convinced that Bernie is gonna crushed in a general, but I'm very much not. I think Clinton is more of a hurdle than the general election.
Clinton is Clinton; they've been through this multiple times. Her opponents have already been trying for the last year to sideswipe her and it's done little to her; Clinton and co. have done more damaged to themselves in how they don't know how to fight back against in-party rivals. General election projections mean squat at this point.
Sanders is a good guy, and he's right a lot, but his momentum will evaporate when it's him vs. the GOP. Think on a superficial level; he's a disheveled, rambling grandpa who doesn't even bother to form any kind of defense against how they'll pound him into the ground as a socialist. Yeah, we can hear what he's actually saying, but he's a tough sell to undecided voters. Clinton has her baggage, but she is what she is.
Mainly I'm terrified of the idea of the Republicans being able to nominate the next three Supreme Court Justices. That said, Sanders still isn't going to get it. He still has little traction outside of young white voters and has almost no party support. This isn't Obama part 2.