Now that Donald Trump has become the presumptive nominee for the GOP, the party has started the process of coalescing and preparing for the general election. Trump has already started to attack Hillary and if the polls are any indication, is starting to have an impact.
On the other side of the isle, the Democrats are stilled mired in a primary fight between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. This is causing the Democrats fits and gives the Republicans a huge advantage.
While Clinton enjoys a big delegate advantage, Sanders refuses to give up and has racked up an impressive series of recent wins.
After winning the primary in West Virginia, the campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders has come out and said that if Hillary Clinton was the Democrat nominee, it would be a “disaster.”
According to the Washington Times, it was in a fundraising email to his supporters that the campaign manager Jeff Weaver talked about how polls conducted recently showed how Sanders was beating Trump when it came to a general election match-up.
This is after certain surveys recently show that Trump and Clinton are pretty much neck and neck when it comes to general election polls in key swing states.
Mr. Weaver has made a plea to the super delegates of the Democratic Party, as well as all of the other party members for the need to embrace Sanders, or else they will be defeated in the November election if Clinton is nominated.
“For months, Bernie Sanders has out-polled Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump, and often by extraordinarily large margins. Because we must do everything we can to defeat Trump in November, our mission is to win as many pledged delegates as we can between now and June 14,” when the primary season ends, Mr. Weaver said. “Then we’re going to have a contested convention where the Democratic Party must decide if they want the candidate with the momentum who is best positioned to beat Trump, or if they are willing to roll the dice and court disaster simply to protect the status quo for the political and financial establishment of this country.”
He also talked about how the claims that Sanders performs better against Trump solely because he hasn’t been under as much pressure or scrutiny as Hillary has been in the last few years.
“Some people say we do better against Trump because we haven’t faced the Republican attack machine yet. But we’ve been told our goals for the future are utopian, and that our plans would raise taxes on middle class families. We just never thought those attacks would come in a Democratic primary. Yet somehow we keep winning,” he said. “We are the best chance to defeat Trump because people united can never be defeated. That is why we must keep fighting.”
As of late, Clinton has been putting Sanders into her rear view mirror and focusing on going after Trump instead.
Her campaign manager Robby Mook sent a desperate email out to supporters during last week pleading for more money, or else she could lose considerable ground when it comes to the fight against Trump.
“I can’t say this enough times: These polls don’t predict the future. We can change them by making sure voters know about Hillary’s vision for our country. But we need to get started RIGHT NOW,” he said before asking supporters to donate to the campaign.”
He highlights the recent polls that show Hillary being ahead of Trump by only one percentage point in the key states of Pennsylvania and Florida, while trailing by four percentage points in Ohio.
While these are alarming figures, there is little doubt that Clinton will be the Democratic nominee.
She currently has 1,716 delegates as opposed to 1,433 for Sanders. When it comes to super delegates, she leads with a whopping 524 versus 40 for Sanders.
To concretely secure the nomination, you need 2,383 delegates.
Source: Washington Times