Hillary Clinton turns down the Fox News debate in California and Bernie Sanders says:
- I am disappointed but not surprised by Secretary Clinton’s unwillingness to debate before the largest and most important primary in the presidential nominating process.
- The state of California and the United States face some enormous crises. Democracy, and respect for the voters of California, would suggest that there should be a vigorous debate in which the voters may determine whose ideas they support. I hope Secretary Clinton reconsiders her unfortunate decision to back away from her commitment to debate.
- I also would suggest that Secretary Clinton may want to be not quite so presumptuous about thinking that she is a certain winner. In the last several weeks, the people of Indiana, West Virginia and Oregon have suggested otherwise.
California is the end of the primary road. For months now we’ve been fed information from Senator Sanders and Secretary Clinton. They’ve held 9 debates, their voices have been all over Twitter, Facebook, television, magazines, newspapers. If you don’t know the issues by now, and you haven’t formed some sort of opinion, then maybe, just maybe you shouldn’t be voting at all.
For all intents and purposes, this primary season is over. There is no need for a “vigorous debate.” Except for the fact that Senator Sanders is running low on funds, and this on-air debate would have given him some free air time, there is nothing new that could have come from any debate.
My feeling is this: Come November — if you don’t vote for the Democratic candidate, you’re voting for Donald Trump. Period.
Yes, I know it’s your vote. Yes, I know you want your voice to be heard. Yes, I know you hate Hillary and believe she is the spawn of Satan. Yes, I know you believe the system is rigged. Yes, I know you’re a part of the “revolution.”
Go ahead, just scroll to the comment section now and start your #bernieorbust diatribes. Common sense be damned, you’re going to call me names, trash Hillary and write in Bernie’s name come November. If it makes you feel better, go right ahead. It doesn’t bother me, it just makes you look foolish.
Do what you must — it won’t change the numbers. Say what you will, whine as long as you need — (remember to have a good feta or brie or even an aged cheddar to go with your whine) — show me as many polls as you want — it won’t change the numbers.
I’m sure after the convention is over and the candidate has been chosen, we will still be debating the issues of the Bernie Sanders campaign, and not the issue that matters. You know — keeping Donald Trump from destroying our Country.
I don’t need another debate or another poll to convince me of anything. I can already read the numbers.