Nina Turner points out something the Democratic Party better heed about the Sanders’ voters
It was always clear that Hillary Clinton was the choice of the Establishment Wing of the Democratic Party. The decks were stacked overwhelmingly as all the powerhouses in the Democratic Party mostly came out quite early to endorse Hillary Clinton. They all believed O’Malley would be easily dispatched, which he was. The were certain that Bernie was a joke, a gnat to be squatted away no matter how long he stayed in the race.
It did not quite turn out that way. Bernie Sanders got a following of nearly half the Democratic Party and currently he is on par with Hillary Clinton within the Democratic Party.
It is clear that the Clinton team is preoccupied. If she wins the nomination, it will be in a very weak state within her own party. And of course, independents much prefer Bernie Sanders.
Barnie Frank display the angst. He is concerned. He just about went into meltdown mode on Lawrence O’Donnells show. He was complaining that so far Bernie’s voters do not seem convinced that they should vote for Hillary Clinton. He is upset that Sanders’ strong rhetoric may be hardening Sanders supporters.
Former State Senator Nina Turner and Sanders’ surrogate had to school Barnie Frank on Bernie voters or any voter for that matter. In effect, one should not assume they will automatically get the votes of the opponent. That vote must be earned.
“What the Democratic Party has to realize, what we all have to realize is that this is a disruption election,” Nina Turner said. “People on both the Left and the Right are tired of the status quo. They are tired of establishment type politics. And the fact that some of Senator Sanders supporters are saying overwhelmingly that they will not support the secretary has more to do with their commitment and loyalty to Bernie Sanders and not a commitment and loyalty to a political party. People are fed-up with it and parties exist to support the people. Senator Bernie Sanders has been honest and he has been consistent throughout his career. He has been a champion. And he hasn’t changed his mind based on convenience. So there’s nothing to be confused or concerned about. Every single vote must be earned. So whether it is Senator Sanders who is the victor or whether it is Secretary Clinton, they both have to earn the other people’s vote. And the Democratic Party would be wise to not just assume that people are just going to come one person’s way or another just because of a party allegiance.”
It could not have been said any better. The problem thus far is that Americans have not demanded respect for their vote.