it is another Wednesday and time for the weekly edition of the Blogger Candidate Forum. The recent primaries in Indiana and Nebraska have made the rest of the cycle pretty much a foregone conclusion vis-a-vis the General Elections. The party standard bearers in the Fall campaign, barring a major meltdown, will be Donald Trump and Secretary Hillary Clinton. However, despite the going-through-the-motions feel of the Kentucky and Oregon primaries, there are still a few things we learned about the campaigns as they head into the final weeks. Today, let us focus on the increasingly contentious Democratic race.
|Secretary Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders|
|Secretary Clinton at a campaign rally in Kentucky|
|Clinton Campaign rally|
|Henry on Twitter @ABCPolitics @HillaryClinton|
|Ugly scene from the Nevada State Democratic Convention|
Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver told CNN that Secretary Clinton's razor thin win was a sign that Democrats
...are having second thoughts about Clinton. The media is ready to call this race over, but I think voters in various states want to see this race go on. (Ibid)
|Nevada Democratic Party logo|
|Democratic National Committee Convention 2016|
Yours truly would like to return to the subject of the chaotic Nevada State Democratic Convention for a moment. The images coming out of the event were horrifying, to say the very least. Even more horrifying were the reports of Roberta Lange, the state party chair, receiving threats via email and texts. Blogger wonders, is this anyway to hold a civil political discourse? Granted, politics can bring out passionate discussions but allowing the conversation to descend into chaos is not the way of humanity. If there is valid evidence to suggest voter inconsistencies, then they should be thoroughly investigated. Senator Bernie Sanders has definitely energized younger voters in ways like never before. Blogger is thrilled about seeing more people engage in the political process. Nevertheless, insults and threats are not part of the process. Yours truly believes that your voices deserve to be heard but not at the expense of drowning out those who disagree with you. Blogger urges you to continue to bring your excitement and passion to the process but without the chaos.
One more thing: just a friendly reminder. If you have not registered to vote, please consult your state's Secretary of State website for information. You may have time to register for your state's upcoming primary election-JUNE 7 IN CALIFORNIA-if not, make sure you are registered to vote for the NOVEMBER 8 GENERAL ELECTION.