A Broken Convention

I was reading an article this morning, I think it was CNN.com, about the possibility of a brokered convention, but in the first paragraph in the article the author used the term ‘broken convention.’ Now, I’m not sure if that was a typo, a Freudian slip, or the author had heard lots of people talking about a brokered convention and just misheard it, sort of like a mondegreen.
But then it switched to brokered convention in the second paragraph.
It’s funny, though, because a brokered convention will be a sure sign of a broken party. It’s the clash between small money donors and big corporations, powerless average people vs. powerful, entrenched politicians, little guys vs. big guys, and nobody knows how it’s going to come out.
One thing is certain. Elizabeth Warren won’t be the nominee. If it actually goes to a brokered convention, the establishment wing of the party hates her almost as much as they hate Bernie, albeit with far less justification. And there’s no way she’s going to get the delegates to win outright. She’s barely on the chart at all now, and she’s not going to win Massachusetts.
So, if she were any kind of progressive at all, she would drop out now and support Bernie.
But, she’s not. She’s perfectly willing to go to a broken convention (I imagine she sees herself as Joe Biden’s running mate.
So, I’m talking to her voters. Now is the time. If Bernie does not get an outright majority (which you can help us get) then the nominee will be chosen by the party hacks. Guaranteed it will be someone beholden to corporate interests, somebody who will play ball. Very likely someone who will lose in the general election.
So, come on over. If you liked Warren ‘because of her policies’ you’re going to love Bernie Sanders.

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