California Democratic Party v. Jones). So what gives? Followers of Bernie Sanders had to registere as Democrats in order to vote for him. Why? Because it's the Democrats' primary - not Bernie's. You see, everyone knows Sanders entered into the Democratic race not because he could win as an independent but because he could NOT win as an independent. Sanders has never been a member of the Democratic Party, so why does he expect the Party to alter its rules for him? More importantly, Bernie knows this and knows it well. So why all the bitching and moaning about NY being a Closed Primary State? I live in Florida. I am not registered to any Party. I am also not eligible to vote in either Party's primary. Did they create these rules just to punish me? Bernie would want you to think that, but he knows better. And THAT is just another reason Sanders is beginning to bother me.
Instead of being the impetus for his "Revolution," it's somehow becoming all about Bernie, making him just as bad as every other politician. Closed Primaries serve a purpose to the Parties. Want to vote, join one or start one. If Bernie had started a new political party, then I would give him that, but he did not. He chose to "carpetbag" the Democratic Party. And why does he think he would get 100% of those unaffiliated voters?
So get ready folks, it looks more and more like Trump v. Clinton for the White House. Is this the best we can do? As President Harry Truman once wrote; "Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better." And where may we find such leaders? Have a great week!