2. Hammer your opponent's legal baggage and the blindsiding going on by the DNC. Do it on the editorial pages of America, along with short 700-800 position papers on key issues, 75% of which will get printed.
3. If it comes down to it, don't accept a VP slot which after the half billion dollars in ads the RNC and Trump will spend will reduce HRC to nothing. Being the most loved and respected US Senator is a lot better than being part of a losing ticket.
4. Remember that the super delegates all read newspapers, and don't minimize the importance of the on going Battle of the Editorial Pages, especially in asking your supporters to write to more of them, not just to their friends on Facebook and think that that is real campaigning.
JB: This all might influence a few of the super delegates to examine the ethics of their continued support as well as their own political survival in a rapidly shifting political scene.
SF: If the Sanders campaign (and specifically Bernie and his lawyer, Brad Deutsch), the minute the California primary closed, were to vigorously and very widely pursue similar legal remedies, starting with decertification of results in all of the states which experienced those "irregularities" that became too regular in these 2016 primaries, what a message that would be, not only to his supporters and to America in general, but to democracies all over the world.
JB: How would you wrap this up, even though clearly there's more to talk about?
SF: If I were a lawyer talking to a jury, these would be my opening statements to the jury, not the end:
Let me clarify that the petition and all of the subsequent developments were not conceived as an electioneering stunt, but rather as a sincere effort to make right the total failure of your election which really was doomed the minute those purges started taking place. If you flunk third grade, you do it over again. New Yorkers were deprived of an honest primary election, so you must do it over again.
JB: You had a lot to say, Stephen. Thanks so much for caring so much and sharing your thoughts with our readers.
SF: I am certain that my Facebook group was, in principle, inspired in practice and goals by Rob Kall's concept of egalitarian and free-spirited journalism, in the best spirit of the Athenian town hall democracy. He really is a genius and a vital part of our political world at its best.
JB: I won't say no! On behalf of Rob and OpEdNews, thank you.
PostScript: Mr Bharara will be addressing a conference on Law, Business, and Journalism in a few days in mid-town and that might be a good chance for many journalists with press passes to ask with him briefly about this, but you know how prosecutors rarely tip their hand as to what they are planning to do.
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