As many Democrats seek a way to come together in order to defeat (probably) Donald Trump, it's unfortunate that Bernie Sanders's wife, Jane, has appeared on FOX News in order to say she wishes the FBI would speed up its investigation into Hillary Clinton's private server.
Her exact quote:
We want to let [the investigation] go through without politicizing it, and then we’ll find out what the situation is. And that’s how we still feel. I mean, it would be nice if the FBI moved it along. [Laughs] But, other than that ...
It sounds like she's hoping against hope that Hillary will be formally accused of wrongdoing, be embarrassed by a scolding, or even be charged.
It's a far cry from one of Bernie's finest moments in his campaign, a moment that not only helped Hillary but, I would argue, helped his own prospects:
I think this cycle is unique on the Democratic side (and something more than unique on the Republican side!) in that the usual coming home of Democrats is complicated by the fact that Sen. & Dr. Sanders are not Democrats, but Independents. Most of their supporters are Democrats who prefer him to Hillary, but will vote for her in a pinch. But there is a higher-than-usual (and louder-than-usual) percentage of voters in the Sanders camp who will simply never vote for Hillary—and there's no sense in fretting over them coming home because home is not the Democratic Party.
Let the #NeverHillary crowd crow and let them have their satisfaction at denying her their votes, because they were never going to vote for her anyway.
I am hopeful that more people in this country see Hillary Clinton as a good choice to run the U.S. over Donald Trump, who seems not only maniacally ego-driven (and yet Hillary is often tarred with that insult), but frighteningly unpredictable. It doesn't boggle my mind that someone might dislike or mistrust Hillary, but it does boggle my mind that anyone who isn't a dyed-in-the-wool right-winger could see Trump as a safer bet.
I would rather this young woman reconsider her support of Ted Cruz over his lack of foreign-policy experience, his absence of deep thought, his push for a theocracy and/or his abhorrent views on LGBT people, but if embarrassingly referring to a basketball hoop as a ring is what it takes, so be it.
Even as Bernie Sanders grasps the political reality and reportedly begins cutting staff, some of his supporters—many who hated Hillary Clinton already, many others who have been trained to hate her during the past year's campaign—are declaring that they will never vote for her. The implication is they'd rather vote for probable rival Donald Trump (or Ted Cruz), or that they will vote for a candidate with no chance of winning, or that perhaps they'll abstain entirely. Regardless, the result would be that either a Democrat (Hillary) or a Republican (Trump, Cruz) would win anyway.
I appreciate public figures like (former Bernie supporter) Anne Rice and now George Takei for taking on the #NeverHillary movement. I understand it must be hard to pick from two figures you dislike or even fear, but I can tell you this: If somehow the horrible Jim Webb had won the Democratic nomination, I'd have held my nose and voted for him over Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.
Taking it a step further, if somehow the only two possible winners were Trump or Cruz, I would vote for one of them.Can you guess which one I find less terrifying?