From June 7 to July 25 there are 48 days.
Forty eight days, seven weeks from the California and New Jersey primaries until the first day of the 2016 Democratic Party convention. Forty eight days could be an eternity in terms of possibilities, and reasons why Bernie absolutely MUST stay in the race, no matter how many Hillary surrogates say otherwise.
If Bernie Wins in California, and it looks like he will...
It will look bad for Hillary, very bad. It will help weaken the resolve of steadfast Superdelegates. But it won't be enough. Bernie will still not reach or pass Hillary's delegate count. Still, Hillary will not reach the number of delegates needed to win without superdelegates before the convention. So...
What could happen?
Telling Bernie to Quit
Regardless of how well Bernie does in the final primaries, the mainstream media hacks who have been shilling for Hillary, dissing and distorting the facts since Bernie started as a candidate will call for him to end his campaign. The most shrill superdelegates-- Barney Frank, Claire McCaskill, etc.-- will join the cacophony of members of the establishment people calling for Bernie to quit.
Hillary's Surrogates are going to get ugly
Not just people like Barnie Frank and Claire McCaskill, but the scores of media surrogates and many of her angriest, nastiest supporters will get ugly. Expect Twitter to get even nastier. Expect friends and family who support Hillary to get really angry.
The GOP Convention will see big protests
It could get ugly. And it will set up Philadelphia for an even bigger protest.
Hillary's multitudes of shits could hit the fan.
For Bernie supporters, any further development of the cases against Hillary, regarding her Email server or the laundering of bribe money through the Clinton Foundation. We'll be hoping the sh*t hits the fan for Hillary, so hard, with such a reek that even the mainstream media which are railroading the nation to anoint her the Democratic candidate won't be able to spin her out of it. If that happens, Bernie would glide into the convention almost assured he will be the Democratic candidate-- and most of the people in the world, except for corporatists will be happy.
Obama and John Kerry could set up a crisis
POTUS and his SOC could set up a crisis that the mainstream media use to argue Hillary, with her brilliant experience as stateswoman is desperately needed to get the US out of the problem. They may even orchestrate a situation that Hillary, because of her connection, of some sort, plays an integral role in saving the day.
Polls For Hillary
The could go either way. Polls could show that Hillary is consolidating her support and getting stronger, or they could show her, especially if she loses to Bernie in California, doing worse, consistently losing to Trump, with Bernie Sanders beating Trump, as the polls have been showing for months. Seven weeks is a long time. Seven weeks of Hillary losing to Trump in polls could be devastating.
Polls for the senate and house could show Hillary's toxic coattails and Bernie's golden coattails
Already, it is not looking good for contenders in many states, with Hillary at the top of the ticket. A Bernie ticket, pulling much stronger polling results will show the Democratic likelihood of a Senate win much more likely. Seven weeks of losing polling could erode Hillary's superdelegate support.
Trump will have seven weeks to attack Hillary
That could be devastating. Hillary's fiction that she's been tried and teste will face hard reality. We'll see how she actually stands up to Trump. Yesterday Hillary took some shots at Donald Trump's weak diplomatic credentials. Her supporters felt she was brilliant, with her "blistering" foreign policy critique." But for all we know, her attack may not have any effect upon the people who are supporting and inspired by Trump.
One of Hillary's Finance Company Speeches Surfaces
A wealthy Bernie supporter offers a reward or someone starts a crowd-funded reward and it's enough money, maybe $100,000 or $200,000, to get someone who secretly recorded a Hillary speech to release it, probably anonymously. The speech makes it clear what a liar and fraud Hillary is.
It is becoming clear that millions of Bernie supporters are furious with Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and the DNC, and that it is going to hurt the Democrats throughout all levels of the ticket. Already 109,000 have signed the pledge to write in Bernie of vote for Jill Stein.
Third Party Impact Adds to the Equation
It Becomes Clear that Libertarian Gary Johnson's and Green Partiy Jill Stein's campaigns are draining off significant numbers from Hillary-- numbers that don't add up when Bernie is the Democratic candidate
Some Superdelegates Switch to Bernie, possibly starting a wave
The bad news keeps on hitting Hillary. Some superdelegates decide the situation is so bad that they publicly announce that, to save the Democratic party, they are switching to Bernie. The first Superdelegate to switch, after the California will get huge attention.
Bernie Will Continue to Hold Rallies in bigger Venues than ever
Sanders has been getting huge turnouts will 24 or 48 hour notice.
He will hold massive rallies that fill stadiums that hold 60, 70,000 or more people. This will help keep people feeling the Bern. One of the goals of the rallies will be to get the DNC to dump Debbie Wasserman Schultz and change the rules for Superdelegates.
Hillary and her surrogates will stumble
She will blow it in her efforts to take on Trump. Her surrogates will further offend and alienate Sanders supporters and let the DNC know it.
Trump will continue revising his public persona, with the help of professional political cosmetologists
Trump will clean up his image. He will move to the center. He will continue to pull huge media coverage and his negatives will drop so Hillary has worse negatives.
Bill Clinton's mouth and History cause problems
Seven weeks, 48 days-- that's an eternity in politics. I think I'm just touching the surface. My hope is that even one of the things happen that would be adverse for Hillary, good for Bernie. This list certainly gives plenty of reason why it would be stupid and crazy for Bernie Sanders to end his campaign after June 7.
What possible developments do you see happening?
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