Battle for White House: Obama supports Hillary Clinton’s nomination!
-Dr. Abdul Ruff
The twists in the Democratic chances between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders makes difficult for the analysts to come to a conclusion about the finalist emerging as Democratic nomination for US presidency. While Clinton maintains an overall lead over him, Sanders remained optimistic about upcoming contests in the more liberal West including those in Oregon and California, which alone offers 546 delegates.
Senator Sanders is still popular among younger and more progressive Americans but he continues to struggle to connect with Hispanic and African-American voters. He swept the Alaska, Washington and Hawaii Democratic presidential caucuses, but the strong, comeback victories failed to cut substantially into front-runner Hillary Clinton’s big lead. Sanders needs to win 67 percent of the remaining delegates and uncommitted super-delegates through June to clinch the Democratic nomination. And so far he’s winning only 37 percent. There were 162 delegates at stake
The Vermont senator won 55 delegates, compared to 20 for Clinton. However, more will likely be allocated to Sanders in several weeks, when the Washington state Democratic Party releases vote shares by district.
Still, Clinton still maintains a wide advantage in delegates, winning 1,243 to Sanders’ 975 based on primary and caucuses to date. Her lead is even bigger when including super-delegates, or party officials who can back any candidate they wish. Clinton has 1,712 to Sanders’ 1,004, with 2,383 needed to win. Still, Sanders sounded optimistic Sunday about his chances
While Sanders faces a steep climb to the nomination, Clinton’s recent losses highlight her persistent vulnerabilities, including concerns about her trustworthiness and weak support among younger voters.
Clinton has been looking past the primary contests and aiming at potential Republican challengers. She did not hold a public event after the Saturday’s results were announced. But in interviews, rallies and speeches last week, she largely focused on Tuesday’s deadly attacks in Brussels, casting GOP front-runner Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz as unqualified to deal with complicated international threats. Her campaign sees the April 19 contest in New York as an important one, not just because of the rich delegate prize but because losing to Sanders in a state she represented in the Senate would be a psychological blow. She hopes to lock up an even larger share of delegates in five Northeastern contests a week later.
The next Democratic and Republican primaries are April 5 in Wisconsin. Other big, upcoming primaries include Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York, Clinton’s home state.
The tacit endorsement by President Obama for Hillary Clinton adds the necessary impetus to her eventual candidature in the race. When the President who is also the leader of Democratic Party supports a candidate the primary debates become irrelevant.
Fundraising, officially being practiced, for the presidential campaign openly by the candidates from the corporate lords and the rich is not a healthy trend as it makes the system extremely corrupt as the elected president would promote the business interest of those who funded the campaign very “generously”. That is how US system has become so corrupt.
The prime reason for his pathetic fate is his world view which looks at variance with that of other presidential candidates across the bi-party political spectrum in the USA.
Having lost a few primaries to his fellow and stronger competitor Hillary Clinton who is former US foreign minister under President Obama and wife of former Precedent Bill Clinton Sanders with ‘socialist’ orientation is coming under mounting pressure from Democratic Party and even sitting president Obama, who has claims as a ‘lefty’, to back off from campaign and let former secretary of state Hillary Clinton emerge as victorious candidate to be nominated by the Democratic Party for the elections.
Sanders who lost more primary debates than Hillary Clinton did is now under tremendous pressure to abandon contest like good democratic boy.
Meanwhile, President Obama while addressing the Democratic Party donors at a fundraiser March 11 in Austin, Texas called on Democrats to begin uniting behind the party’s prospective nominee, assumed to be Clinton. His message is clear that sanders should not spoil Clinton’s chances and her long cherished and dreamt political ambitions to have the White House to pursue the Neocons militarism plus Zionist policies as America’s.
Barrack Obama said that Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is nearing the point at which his campaign against Hillary Clinton would end, and that the party must soon come together to back Hillary. Obama privately tells the donors that time Is coming to unite behind Hillary Clinton. However, Obama was careful not to name any names, so that White House spokesman Josh Earnest could confirm that Obama had discussed the presidential race with Democratic donors, while disavowing any explicit preference for Clinton. That is a White House lie.
Obama as the Democratic tactician in chief chose his words very carefully, and did not explicitly call on Socialite Sanders to quit the race, according to those in the room. Still, those in attendance said in interviews that they took his comments as a signal to Sanders that perpetuating his campaign, which is now an uphill climb, could only help the Republicans recapture the White House, therefore, he must withdraw from the contest voluntarily and ‘gracefully’. This could be a presidential warning to him as well. .
Generally top politicians of every country communicate to search for a person as top ruler, president or Prime minister as the case may be at a given point of time and needs. Obama was preferred by the political class because of his Black background to pursue the Neocons plan of wars in North African nations like Libya and accelerate terror wars launched by the republican Bush. .Now it is clear there is a consensus among leaders, present as well as past, to consider Hillary Clinton to be the first even woman president. What is happening now in primaries is a part of the official conspiracy. If the voters eventually also would hail her, then the matter ends there. How she will function as US president remains to be watched.
Maybe there is no chance the Americans could be rescued from the impending disaster by supporting and promoting imperialist goals of corporate lords.
American political leaders, including lefty Obama, are careful not to allow anyone without strong feeling for capitalism, militarism and imperialism to assume presidency which is exclusively “reserved” for those who would actively promote aggressive foreign policy,
In her unsuccessful contest with Obama in 2008, Mrs. Clinton consistently rejected suggestions that she could not overtake Obama’s early lead in delegates, and she remained in the race to the very last primary and caucus. The Clinton campaign has now been more cautious than the White House in pushing for an early end to the primary race.
Obama voted by absentee ballot in the Illinois primary, won narrowly by Clinton. The White House has refused to comment on which candidate he voted for, but his support for his former Secretary of State has been an open secret since last October, when Vice President Joe Biden decided not to enter the race. Upcoming contests in a series of less populous states, mostly in the West, would likely favor Sanders. The upcoming contests include Arizona, Utah and Idaho March 22 and Alaska, Hawaii and Washington March 26, then a ten-day break around Easter, followed by Wisconsin April 5 and Wyoming April 9. All but Arizona and Wisconsin are caucus states, where the Sanders campaign has usually had the advantage.
But his critics argue that Clinton’s lead, propelled by Obama and his supporters and media, was insurmountable, and a string of victories by Sen. Sanders over the next few weeks would have little impact on Sec. Clinton’s position in the race.
Obama supporters demand that Sanders carry out his “assigned role” in the presidential election: convincing his supporters, particularly among young energetically radical people, to back Clinton in the general election, despite the widespread lack of enthusiasm, and in many cases open hostility, towards her right-wing record as a defender of imperialist push by Bush and Wall Street, and advocate of American militarism, including the Iraq War.
Obama did not endorse Clinton overtly or name Sanders as the candidate, who should step back in favor of the frontrunner, but the implication was clear, especially given the timing of the remarks—delivered before the March 15 Clinton primary sweep, but not made public until two days after the vote.
US corporatist media outlets are doing considerable disservice to the nation by coercing Sanders to end his campaign and surrender before Clinton and Obama.
Sanders camp complained that the nomination campaign was only halfway completed, that there is still time for him to overtake Clinton’s lead of more than 300 convention delegates, and that millions more people should be given the opportunity to have a choice for the Democratic nomination.
What exactly does Obama mean by Sanders’ ‘“assigned role” in the election? Possibly Sanders is fully conscious of the role he plays in American politics, using “socialist” rhetoric and occasional calls for “political revolution” to attract youth and working people, only to trap them within the confines of the Democratic Party and insure that there is no political challenge to the corporate-controlled two-party system.
If that is so, Sanders also is betraying the Americans, the youth primarily, even his own socialist ideology, if he has one.
More significantly, Sanders emphasized that his campaign, win or lose, was good for the health of Democratic Party. Further, Sanders is eager to promote the possibility of having a large voter turnout in November.
Once Clinton is chosen to contest for the presidency the media attention would deflected to her main opponent Republican Trump in such way that the voters will have choose Hillary Clinton.
That is how US democracy functions. Everything is predetermined and meticulously planned and carefully executed literally everything, including the Sept11 hoax.
However, irrespective of who will win the US presidency, man or woman, the new person at the White House is going to pursue the advanced capitalist and imperialist policies in order to advance American super power objectives by employing militarism as the key factor!