This quickie post is for my friends who voted for Senator Bernard Sanders in the Democratic presidential primaries and caucuses, and who do not believe former Senator Hillary Clinton is an acceptable choice in the general election.
Revolt Against Plutocracy (RAP) has called upon Sanders supporters to exercise a bit of leverage at the convention by showing the superdelegates not just the numbers, but the loyalty of those supporters. The group has set of a goal of one million names of voters who will vote for Jill Stein or a Sanders write-in campaign before they will vote for Clinton.
This is electoral politics at its most delicious in this most interesting election year. Major kudos to this group.
If superdelegates cannot see that Sanders is the better option for defeating Donald Trump and the Republicans, the party will lose what tenuous grip it has on progressives. I'm banking on the superdelegates responding with a show of fealty to Clinton, either as a direct rebuff or just ignoring RAP's petition. Why? Because they know on which side their proverbial bread is buttered and will "dance with her what brought them," as Saint Molly Ivins would put it.
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