The answer is simple to Hillary ~ YES, her super donors are jumping on board and the base be dammed, as it most certainly was in Philadelphia this past week ~ but that may be wishful thinking by the Clinton lie machine which is now in damage control.
Make no mistake about this ~ the DNC is officially in damage control as confirmed by Actor and Activist Danny Glover to Paul Jay of Real News as they sped to the Convention Center for a meeting with Nina Turner who supposedly had just been told by convention officials not to nominate Bernie Sanders. See video ~ https://youtu.be/fqUhF1Jal7M
As John Ash (RSN) wrote today ~ "What does produce a big Election Day turnout? Genuine enthusiasm for the candidate, and the candidate’s message. Right now Hillary Clinton’s message is, “I’m a woman and you need to fear Trump.” There is absolutely no indication whatsoever that it’s inspiring Democratic and Progressive voters to any noteworthy degree.
The Progressive base at the gates
The issues of war and peace were largely missing in action during the Democratic National Convention which was obvious to many including myself and WSWS ~
"Despite fifteen years of the “war on terror,” the convention’s headline speakers made no mention of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, the death of Libyan president Muammar Gaddafi or the White House’s drone assassination program. This silence is all the more extraordinary given the fact that the Obama administration is the first in US history that has been at war throughout two full terms in office.
The delegates from Oregon began a chant of "No More War!" and held up signs including "End the drone wars!" California and other delegations joined in. Panetta had to stop speaking. The party bosses turned off the lights on the Oregon section, which then pulled out cell phones and turned on flashlight apps and finally glow in the dark fluorescent shirts ~ which indicates that strong anti-war feelings of Americans are being played out beneath the surface of our stage managed conventions as well as how our political performance leaders are obviously ignoring that choice.
"JILL NOT HILL" MOVEMENT BREAKS OUT AT DNC
" Everything about the final portion of the Democratic National Convention rang false. With Bill Clinton mugging and stage-acting in the audience, daughter Chelsea Clinton introduced her mother, as though this sordid dynasty represented something significant in American political history. The Clintons are primarily notorious for their corruption and venality. The couple accumulated $230 million from 2001 to 2014 through their relations, above all, with Wall Street financial firms and giant corporations.
There was an obvious effort under way Thursday evening to humanize and “soften” Hillary Clinton. Her miserable poll numbers ~ a 38.4 percent favorable rating and 55.6 percent unfavorable ~ are only slightly higher than Donald Trump’s. These are two widely disliked and distrusted candidates, perceived by millions of people to be representatives of a wealthy elite or the oligarchy.
The Clinton's are a true American Horror story and their last season has finally begun ~ hopefully it will be terminated or (like the Sopranos) fade to black but in this case will much more likely end with World War III.
Allen L Roland, PhD
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