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Bring Bernie Back!

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So the Democrat delegation was rigged, with 400 delegates nationally awarded in advance to Clinton by Debbie Wasserman Schultz (causing her firing from the national chair, but then hired by Clinton for her own campaign) and several of the state delegations were awarded Clinton disproportionate to the votes, and then there were the uncounted (still?) 1.5 to 2 million California votes when that state was assumed to Clinton, and other details such as preferential seating in the state conventions, police lines corralling Bernie supporters outside the convention halls, etc, etc.

And then Bernie quit -- surprising and disappointing me, and maddening such as Chris Hedges -- while possessing still considerable delegate support and with $6 million still in his campaign chest -- not too much but about all that Trump had at the time. This cost Bernie and "us" -- even if not nominated -- significant influence in crafting the Democrat platform in the national election.

And now we have Clinton sick, which should really be no surprise since she's been publicly coughing uncontrollably and spitting into her glass for several weeks, had "tripped" entering her van on one previous occasion as well as unaccountably leaving the rostrum for several minutes during debate. And then we have the rather belated diagnosis of "pneumonia," which appears to be the least critical of possible ailments suspected by others than her press agent.

Meanwhile in the Democrat underground, party leaders are convening to choose a possible replacement nominee if the case for a Clinton presidency suffers loss of support due to the reasons cited above and perhaps other things known only to them at this time, and in recognition of this new political ammunition to certainly be exploited the Republicans.

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