There hasn't been a vote yet cast in the Democratic primary. But it is clear that the Bernie Sanders will not be the nominee. And if so what happens to his goal of bringing about significant change in American politics and our society?
The Democratic Party establishment is never going to allow a progressive and socialist like Bernie to be nominated. They didn't allow it in 2016 when Hillary and the party engaged in dirty tricks to prevent a fair fight. In fact, a high ranking Democrat admitted they rigged the nominating process in favor of Ms.Clinton.
This time around the biggest obstacle are just as daunting. The Democratic party hierarchy deliberately invited 2 dozen candidates to run for the 2020 nomination. In this way Sanders will not be able to get the necessary majority of delegates in the primaries/caucus.' The winner will be picked by the establishment at the convention. We even have Obama threatening to intervene if it looks like Sanders is winning the nomination. The odds are stacked against Bernie.
Unlike in 2016, Sanders has not seen his poll numbers rise above 24% since announcing his 2020 run. He would need to win Iowa and have a strong outcome in New Hampshire to have a shot. Currently he's behind in both states. That makes him getting a majority of delegates almost impossible.
It doesn't matter to the Democratic establishment that Sanders performs best (along with Biden) in a hypothetical matchup with Trump. It even doesn't matter that his platform is popular with voters. It's all about preserving the interests of the 1 percent.
So what happens when Democrats predictably nominate a corporate Democrat next summer? Assuming Bernie Sanders doesn't run on a third party ticket, which he won't (Although, I think he would have a good chance of winning a general election). What do voters do then? Do we hold our noses as we did in 2016 and vote the 'lesser of two evils'? There is another choice. A Third Party.
Democrats will of course make the standard excuse that a third party will re-elect Trump. We were told that in 2016. So what happened? Trump was elected. It happened because the Democrats nominated a corporate Democrat. It is true the Kremlin had a hand in the defeat. But it wouldn't have happened if Hillary Clinton were not corrupt. Bernie would have beaten Trump if he had been nominated in 2016.
We mustn't accept the propaganda that a third party presidential candidate will mean a Trump victory. A third party movement will emcompasses many of Sanders' ideas. We will also appeal to many Republican voters who have seen their country deteriorate under the rule of a party that has chosen treason over their welfare. Voters from both parties are tired of a system that benefits of the very few. That is why the approval rating of both parties is so poor. Democrats have proven that they don't give a damn about the 99 percent. They, like the fascistic Republican Party, serve the same master: big business and the wealthy.
It is time we break the chains of the corporate rule in America. Are you ready to fight for your survival? Or will you become sheep being led to the slaughter. Choose to fight. Join us in the struggle to take back what belongs to We The People.
Join the revolution.