FireNexus wrote: ↑
The Romulan Republic wrote: ↑
What you think is fair aside (which, let's be honest, is massively biased here), there is an argument that picking the candidate with the second most votes is going to be the least divisive course of action.
Biden, Bernie and Warren all die. Do you think it’s obvious that the most fair choice is Mike Bloomberg? Or does your concept of fair arbitrarily stop after you don’t like the outcome?
While there is a difference between giving it to a second place candidate who will likely have around a thousand delegates and one who got a few dozen, and you know it, yeah, I think it would be fair to give Bloomberg serious consideration there.
Because you will not find me (a true blue Warren stan) arguing that it’s obvious that Warren should be the nominee if the top two go away. Because that is fucking stupid. No prizes for runners up.
Look at it pragmatically.
If you have a highly popular second place candidate who got, say, a thousand delegates...
Does it really make sense to piss off all of their supporters by passing them over for someone who got a few dozen at best, or never even ran?
I'm not making an argument based on fairness here. I think you could make arguments both ways on fairness (Bernie got the second most votes, but also a distinct minority of the total votes). I'm making a practical one. What will most unite the party and get progressive and Latino Sanders supporters to turn out in November? And which one will lead (rightly or wrongly) to a "crooked DNC rigged primary" narrative dominating the general election?
You are the one arguing based on personal preference (your pathological hatred of Sanders and everyone who supports him).
Its all a moot point anyway- I don't think Biden is going to croak before the convention, not when he likely has access to excellent health care and they've now basically stopped campaigning in public. So its just a theoretical exercise. I'm just trying to explain my reasoning, which contrary to what you imply, has a bit more reason to it than "I want Sanders".
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