Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Donald Trump is right. Bernie Sanders sold out. But here's what he got.   The Week 1 hr ago

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, waves as he acknowledges applause during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Tuesday, July 26, 2016.


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When Donald Trump tweeted after Bernie Sanders' speech that Sanders "totally sold out to Crooked Hillary Clinton. All of that work, energy and money, and nothing to show for it! Waste of time!" he was exactly half right. Maybe you'll quibble with the verb, but Sanders did capitulate to Hillary Clinton. But he sure as hell didn't sell out for nothing.
He sold out, and Clinton changed her position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership as a result, probably dooming that trade bill, a signature piece of President Obama's second-term foreign policy agenda.
He sold out, and the Democrats changed their superdelegate rules, binding a much larger percentage of them to the popular vote winners of state contests. At a minimum, this means that establishment candidates will be forced to organize more heavily at a lower level of politics in more states in the future.


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