Let’s connect a couple of dots today …
1) The DNC was caught red-handed trying to extinguish, or at least, contain Bernie Sanders.
2) The purloined emails threw some gasoline on the smoldering Bernie embers … maybe not for him, but for many of his supporters.
3) Dem-darling pollster Nate Silver says that Bernie supporters aren’t “reliable voters” … based on historical data, they tend to stay home rather than vote for “imperfect” candidates.
4) For avid Bernie supporters who are still likely to vote, Hillary isn’t a 2nd choice … she’s part of “the problem”.
Here’s the pay-off punch:
According to yesterday’s CNN poll, the Libertarian & Green candidates (Johnson & Stein) are getting some traction … and they’re approaching critical mass — a combined 21% — among the under 45 crowd — many of whom still feel the Bern.
Think about that for a moment …
Disaffected Bernie supporters are unlikely to bolt to Trump … but they may stay home … or, go Green or Libertarian … either as a protest vote or because they think one of those long-shot candidates can get into the debates and be a factor.
Keep your eye on the migration from Hillary to the 3rd parties.
Thanks to SMH for planting the seed.