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February 10, 2016

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Spence

I seriously doubt Your Hypothesis, Rocky. After all, Mayor Paul can't Promise FREE College Tuition now can He ? Let's face it. Hillary is a Tired Old Hag with too much "Baggage" for Air Force One. Time will only Tell if Bernie can Clinch to Democratic Nomination ... I sure Hope He Does because Hillary would be a Disgrace. I Hope the FBI DOES Drop everything They Have on the Witch !

- "Ding dong, ding dong ... "

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1zktTCVrDs

Spence

... On the Other Side, We Have Donald J. Trump !!!

Trump, Donald GOP 100,406 35%

Apparently Some Republicans are saying "Enough is enough" as well. Perhaps it is Time for Joe McQuaid to go Home and Play with His Doll House. The Bratz Dolls must Miss His attentions ...

http://www.wmur.com/politics/2016-full-new-hampshire-presidential-primary-election-results/37649066

Spence

This Just In.


Sorry Bernie( You Schmuck ) !!!

Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire’s primary with 60 percent of the vote, but that’s not the end of the story. Because of a peculiarity in the Democratic Party’s nominating system, Clinton will likely receive more delegates from the state.

New Hampshire has 24 pledged delegates that are assigned based on the proportion of the popular vote received. Sanders received 60 percent of support in New Hampshire’s Democratic primary, giving him 15 pledged delegates. Hillary Clinton received 38 percent of the votes, putting her pledged delegate count at nine.

This seems simple enough, but Democratic National Committee’s method of assigning delegates complicates the matter. There are eight “superdelegates,” party officials that are free to support any candidate they please – even if that support does not align with the wishes of voters. Six of those superdelegates have committed to Clinton, giving her a total of 15 delegates from New Hampshire as of Wednesday afternoon. The two remaining superdelegates have not committed for either candidate yet.

Clinton had a razor-thin victory in Iowa followed up by a crushing defeat in New Hampshire, putting her pledged delegated of 32 behind Sanders’s 36. However, Clinton has an imposing lead over Sanders thanks to her 45-to-1 superdelegate advantage. She now has 431 delegates of all types supporting her, while Sanders only has 52, according to CNN.

There are 712 superdelegates in the DNC primaries. A Democratic presidential candidate needs 2,383 delegates of any type out of the 4,763 total to win the nomination.

https://www.rt.com/usa/332071-hillary-delegates-new-hampshire/


.... Suck It Up, Buttercup !

Spence

Read THIS Carefully, Children. This is How "Fair" Works !

- Taking from the "Haves" and Giving to the "Have Not's"


Despite defeating Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire by the biggest margin of any Democrat in modern history, Bernie Sanders will get the same number of delegates from the state as the former Secretary of State.

Sanders won 15 delegates in his 22-point win over Clinton on Tuesday while Hillary won nine.

The difference is Clinton already had six delegates heading into the state thanks to the Democratic Party’s superdelegate system.

Superdelegates are state party insiders who can support any candidate they want, regardless of primary outcome.

Six of New Hampshire’s eight superdelegates had already lined up behind Clinton before the state even voted, raising Clinton’s nine delegates to 15.

The other two superdelegates, state party chair Ray Buckley and state Senator Martha Fuller Clark, are still uncommitted.

Hillary’s superdelegates include Governor Maggie Hassan, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Rep. Annie Kuster and DNC members Billy Shaheen, Kathy Sullivan, and Joanne Dodwell.

The superdelegate problem will continue to hamper Sanders all around the country, even if he continues his unlikely torrid pace.

Though superdelegates can change their support, Clinton has already lined up about 360 superdelegates around the country while Sanders has just eight superdelegates.

There are 4,763 total delegates in the Democratic Party.

It takes 2,382 delegates to secure the Democratic nomination.

Fifteen percent of the 4,763 delegates – 712 to be exact – are superdelegates.

In 2008, each super delegate had about as much influence on the race as roughly 10,000 voters.

http://latest.com/2016/02/superdelegate-shock-hillary-and-bernie-to-get-same-number-of-nh-delegates-despite-huge-margin/

Rocky

It's quite obvious the system is rigged to keep the political power in the hands of those who already have power. On the question of Clinton and her ties to Wall Street and Bernie's failure to show exactly how that works, I offer my mother's saying when I was a kid. "Tell me who your friends are and I'll tell you who you are". To me there's no better way to tell that story. Interesting that the Clinton's were invited to Donald Trump's last wedding. Tell me who .......................

Spence

Ahhh, But If/When Hillary Get's the Nomination ... Tell Me You Won't Vote for Her anyway. I KNOW that You WILL. Also, I Fully agree that Our Two Party System is Rigged. This Year will Highlight that Fact.

Spence

Well, Rocky. How Loyal Are You to Bernie ?

If Bernie Sanders loses, his backers may not be there for Hillary Clinton in November

Evan Halper and Michael A. MemoliContact Reporters

Gio Zanecchia is so enamored of Bernie Sanders that he made a five-hour drive with his wife and infant son from South Jersey on Saturday morning to catch a glimpse of the progressive firebrand.

But what if Sanders loses the Democratic nomination? Asked whether he will be there to vote for the Democrat in November should Sanders falter, the 34-year-old union mechanic reacts as if the question is insane. There is not a chance, he insists, that he would ever support Hillary Clinton.

“She’s establishment,” Zanecchia said. “Most of the guys I work with think she’s a criminal.”

Usually, that sort of primary-season hostility means little when the general election rolls around. Even after bitter battles, voters generally coalesce around the goal of beating the opposing party.
Most of the guys I work with think she's a criminal. - Gio Vanecchia, union mechanic, on Hillary Clinton

But Sanders voters are a unique lot, and Clinton campaign strategists are growing concerned about whether they will be there for her should she be the Democratic pick.

This is not a group that is particularly loyal to the Democratic Party. While liberal Democrats make up a big chunk of Sanders’ support, many other backers are independents. Some mistrust the party so much that Sanders supporters booed the party chair when she took the stage Friday night at a dinner at which the candidates spoke.

Zanecchia’s second choice for president is Donald Trump.

Before a single ballot has been cast here, Clinton is already reaching out to the voters she knows will be deciding against her in Tuesday’s primary, particularly the younger ones, who so far are showing her campaign little love.

At a rally in Manchester on Friday, Clinton had a message for New Hampshire’s young voters: “I know you may not be for me now, but I am for you,” she said. She made the same gesture Saturday at a town hall at New England College in Henniker, an event her campaign advertised on the “Students for Sanders” Reddit page.
Fierce exchanges mark Republican debate, as Marco Rubio is hit hard
Fierce exchanges mark Republican debate, as Marco Rubio is hit hard

But even such olive branches turn off some Sanders voters.

“It’s condescending,” said Caitlin Conley, a 19-year-old student at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge. “It’s like she doesn’t think young people can have an opinion and know what they are talking about.”

Many are bothered by Clinton’s posture toward Sanders, whom she has accused of engaging in an “artful smear” of her reputation. Sanders supporters are protective of the 74-year-old democratic socialist, whose professed aversion to rough campaign tactics and poll-driven messaging are a big part of his draw. He’s been railing for decades against the billions of dollars Wall Street infuses into politics — not just since the matchup against Clinton got heated.

Some Sanders backers were put off when Clinton charged her rival with sexism. When Sanders said common-sense gun reforms were getting blocked by all the shouting between gun-rights and gun-control activists, Clinton framed the remark as a man accusing a woman of “shouting.” Unjust, Sanders supporters said.

“Being ugly is not going to help her win support,” said Michelle Boslun, a 49-year-old Vermonter who says she will vote for Clinton in November if it comes to that, but worries other voters in the Sanders coalition will not.

“Even if she ends up winning the nomination, she is going to end up losing support in the long run. I hope she will back off,” Boslun said.

Clinton’s tone certainly isn’t endearing her to Sanders die-hards like Kerry West.

“I'd write Bernie in” if Clinton is the nominee, the 43-year-old independent said while gassing up his car in Rochester. “I don't believe anything she says.”

At the state party fundraising dinner Friday night in Manchester, Sanders supporters occasionally booed as a procession of New Hampshire’s top Democrats explained on stage why they had endorsed Clinton.

It became too much for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to ignore during her remarks at a dinner that was named partly in her honor.

“You know, one of the things that I really appreciate about New Hampshire is that we are respectful of other people’s points of view,” the second-term senator, former three-term governor and schoolteacher said sternly toward the Sanders seating section. “So I hope that everybody here will be respectful of whatever choices each of us make in this primary election. Because we need each other come November.”

That may be a tough sell for Casey Beat, a recent graduate of Franklin Pierce who came to see Sanders at her alma mater Saturday. The only way she might cast a ballot for Clinton in November, she said, is if the alternative is Donald Trump, whom she reviles more.

“Hillary Clinton is a liar, and she is fake,” said Beat. “She’s been degrading toward Bernie. I think she is a terrible person.”


http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-clinton-sanders-20160206-story.html

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