Democrats are divided. Some support Hillary. Some ardently support Bernie.
Those who support Hillary do so, in part, because she’s a woman. Democratic Party politicians and the party’s machinery support Hillary because that’s the way a political party works. The elite members of the party hand-picked her as “The Candidate”. Bernie managed to get on the Democratic ticket because they thought he had no chance of winning. Silly them. They didn’t realize how pissed off people are with politics as usual.
Bernie’s supporters are surprisingly similar to Trump voters. They’re fed up with politics as usual and with the payola. They want to see real change. Bernie supporters are largely younger, and he’s the millennials’ favorite. Their world awareness probably began with 9/11, the economic crash, and they may have participated in the Occupy movement or the Black Lives Matter Movement. They’ve had it with the establishment.
There are those who say “we” have to support whichever of them (Hillary or Bernie) becomes the Democratic candidate. Based on my observations, Hillary supporters are more likely to say that than Bernie supporters. If Hillary gets the nomination, I expect many Bernie supporters will simply sit out the election. They’re not prepared to hold their noses and vote again for “least worst”. Lower voter turnout may make it more possible the Republican will win.
If Bernie wins, it’s an opportunity to fire a warning shot across the bow of the “politics as usual” crowd.
Unfortunately, the Hillary supporters don’t see it that way. They’re entrenched in the cult of party loyalty and they’ll stick with Hillary through hell or high water. That’s are the sort of voter the duopoly depends on: Absolute party loyalists.
As for me, I’m thoroughly disgusted with the stranglehold the duopoly has on American politics and government. I’m fed up with the corruption, and now that corruption is publicly promoted by the media, as it announces how much money the candidates have raised (but never condemning the payola). If you check Hillary’s campaign contributors, you’ll see how corrupt she is.
Something has to be done to neuter corrupt, bought-off, party politics. Voting for Hillary is voting for the status quo.
If Hillary gets the nomination and you’re a Bernie supporter, consider voting for Jill Stein. No corporate payola.
The corrupt political system will never change unless voters finally say, “enough is enough”.