Dear Friends of Bernie,
I thought the letter I wrote a couple of days ago to the superdelegates who will attend the Democratic convention next week would be the last one. A few last-minute developments have impelled me to try one more time.
Tim Kaine has been consistently ranked as one of the leastprogressive Democrats in the U.S. Senate" Kaine was an anti-environmentalist pro-coal governor of Virginia, a supporter of the "right to work" (for less) law restricting union organizing in Virginia, and he is a supporter of corporate trade agreements including theTrans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and including fast-trackingthe TPP. An extremely loyal Democrat, he nonetheless criticized Democrats in 2011 for proposing higher taxes on millionaires. http://davidswanson.org/node/5225 2) WikiLeaks on Friday published roughly 20,000 leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC). They show that key figures on the Committee have plotted to undermine Bernie's campaign and boost Hillary's since early 2005. Despite this, Bernie has 1,832 delegate votes earned in primary elections. Hillary has 2,219, These numbers would surely been reversed if the DNC had maintained its mandated stance of neutrality, if the primaries had been honest and the media fair in reporting. Bernie is the people's choice, and should be the nominee.
3) The Koch brothers are now supporting Hillary. They are one of the main forces behind climate change denial. Couple this with the refusal of the DNC to include a fracking ban in the platform, and we have a recipe for dooming life on the planet. There's no way that global warming can be stopped or even slowed with influences like this controlling the next president.
Here's my new letter, easily sent to every Clinton superdelegate by using http://www.lobbydelegates.com/delegates.php It takes one click per state- about 10- 15 minutes. You can write your own. If we bombard them this weekend, they just might listen.
Dear Fellow Democrats-
When the roll is called at the Democratic Convention, please vote for the only electable candidate- Bernie Sanders. He is the only one who can defeat Trump and do what's best for our country.
If you weren't convinced before, the gruesome spectacle of the Republican Convention should convince you that Trump would be an unmitigated disaster. Yet despite the blatant stupidity and nastiness in Cleveland, the race is still too close to call. Trump is getting more savvy, and will run a devastating campaign against Cllinton.
As of July 21th, 2016, poll results are:
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