While many of Bernie Sanders’ supporters are caught up in his ideals and words, many may be ignoring the fact that the political challenges and realities he would face as the Democratic presidential nominee are enormous. Democrats, in particular agree they would never support a candidate that they recognize as a socialist. Voters traditionally do not rally around candidates they feel are ideological purists. All that being said, take a moment to consider these five reasons Bernie Sanders may not be the best choice.
1. Watch Those Close to Sanders
Pay very close attention to those who work around him and know him best. The people that are consistently around Bernie Sanders, those who have worked with him in one capacity or another, all seem to be coming out and endorsing Hillary Clinton.
2. An Ideological Purist
Listen to Sanders at his next rally. His words are peppered with these ideological promises that appear to get the crowds in a frenzy. Look closely at these promises to see what they really are. These words are nothing more than rhetoric. Nearly every major suggestion of change that Sanders is using to pump up the crowds at these rallies may never occur. To address them, Sanders would have to completely compromise on his position, which defeats the purpose of the Sanders Revolution.
With Hillary Clinton a clear front-runner in the Democratic Party, she is well on her way to locking up the Democratic nomination and then racing to become the first female President of the United States. Hillary is no stranger to the people, and although she is well-known to registered voters, some of the first words people think of when speaking about her character are ‘untrustworthy’ and ‘dishonest’. That being said, the amazing thing is those same people say that they are going to still vote for her in the 2016 presidential election anyway. While every potential candidate has some sort of skeletons in their closet, Hillary Clinton has a few we’d like to point out.
The former First Lady is once again running for the top seat in the White House, so before you simply cast your vote this election, consider these often overlooked facts:
1. Hillary Clinton Was the Only First Lady to Ever be Subpoenaed
During the first few years Hillary was the First Lady, the Clinton’s were engulfed in the Whitewater controversy. The trouble started back in 1992 when the New York Times released an article alleging both Bill and Hillary Clinton invested and lost money with the Whitewater Development Corporation. The article prompted a full-scale investigation into the actions of the Clinton’s, where every real estate investment they were involved with was now cast under a giant spotlight.
These investments dated back throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and finally counsel Robert Fiske issued a grand-jury subpoena to Bill and Hillary Clinton to turn over all documents that pertained to this matter. To this date, this marks the only time in United States history that a First Lady has ever been subpoenaed.
2. Hillary Clinton Filmed Having Imaginary Conversations
As crazy and over the top that this story is, it definitely belongs on the list of 6 little known horrible facts about Hillary Clinton. One of the lesser-known scandals that rocked the White House was call Wackygate, and for good reason. The bizarre story unfolds with Hillary as First Lady, and having private conversations with her hero Eleanor Roosevelt.
On the surface this doesn’t appear to really be that crazy at all, unless you know that Eleanor Roosevelt passed away about thirty years before the Clinton’s moved into the White House. Even though Roosevelt had passed away, Hillary still wanted to communicate with the former First Lady, and would conduct regular sessions to speak with her at length. Despite the story appearing unbelievable, Hillary was filmed holding these imaginary conversations with her deceased hero while in the White House.