I know some polls say she beats Trump. I don't buy it.
Trump will shift gears and tone down, clean up his bellicosity and re-invent himself for the general election, moving to the center and acting more well-behaved, making him far more tolerable to millions of Bernie supporters and independents. He's already begun doing that. He's a marketing genius and will get twice or more air time than Hillary, just like he did in the primaries. Hillary is like a sleeping pill. She makes the wooden Al Gore of 2000 seem animated. Worse, she has a cackle voice when she is not droning.
Some compare the intention of Bernie supporters to not support Hillary to 2000 and Ralph Nader. The difference is, people didn't hate Al Gore. He didn't inspire them, but he wasn't hated. People HATE, HATE, HATE Hillary Clinton.
Hillary has 55% negatives. She has a huge enthusiasm gap. People don't trust her, for good reason. She's a liar and fake. Most Bernie supporters don't believe any of her promises.
The Republicans have seen massive increases in turnouts in primaries. In the primaries Bernie has won, there have been big increases in Democratic turnout. In the primaries Hillary has won, the turnout has been down. That bodes ill for her general election candidacy.
Hillary would lose a serious percentage of the under 30 vote, men under 45, and progressives. (Real progressives disdain her claims that she is progressive.)
Some under 30s will stay home, some would vote for Trump because he is anti-establishment.
Many progressives will write in Bernie, vote for Jill Stein or stay home.
Some of the men who are supporting Bernie would vote for Trump. Males tend to vote Republican, Bernie can turn that around. Hillary won't.
Millions of independents who would vote for Bernie would leap to Trump and never consider Hillary. Republicans who would repudiate Trump and vote for Bernie will settle for Trump over Hillary, who they hate.
Hillary will hold on to the women who are desperate to see a woman as president before they die.
She would hold on to tepid liberals and low information voters who do what their reverends and committee people tell them to do. That would not be enough. She would lose to Trump and even worse to Cruz or Kasich, as polls already predict.
The DNC has chosen to support a losing candidate over one who stands up to the establishment. The DNC deserves to be totally repudiated by the tens of millions of Sanders voters, win or lose, starting with Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
It's not too late. Bernie can still win the primary and win the general. But Hillary supporters have to wake up and face the sad reality that they are backing a loser.
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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization (more...)