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VP Pick for Hillary Could Destroy Hopes of presidency

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Bernie Sanders may have endorsed Hillary Clinton, but his voters haven’t, especially because so many of his supporters see his endorsement of Clinton as treason.  Clinton appears to be between a rock and a hard place when it comes to choosing a running mate.  Many Clinton supporters claim that her two favorites are Tim Kaine of Virginian and HUD Secretary Julian Castro.  According to survey of Sanders’ supporters, either choice would trigger protests on the convention floor.  Here is the list of unacceptable VP picks named by Bernie supporters:

SEN. TIM KAINE:
Acceptable — 2.7 percent
Not Acceptable — 88.5 percent
Unsure — 8.8 percent

HUD SEC. JULIAN CASTRO:
Acceptable — 8.0 percent
Not Acceptable — 79.8 percent
Unsure — 12.2 percent

SEN. MARK WARNER:
Acceptable — 1.9 percent
Not Acceptable — 91.6 percent
Unsure — 6.5 percent

SEN. CORY BOOKER:
Acceptable — 11.1 percent
Not Acceptable — 72.8 percent
Unsure — 16.1 percent

ADM. JAMES STAVRIDIS:
Acceptable — 1.5 percent
Not Acceptable — 88.5 percent
Unsure — 10.0 percent

ADM. MIKE MULLEN:
Acceptable — 2.3 percent
Not Acceptable — 88.5 percent
Unsure — 12.2 percent

So, who is acceptable?  Elizabeth seems to be the second choice behind Sanders.  But Hillary has a major problem if she should pick either one of them.  Hillary is the Wall Street candidate and they would be worried that with Hillary’s poor health either Bernie or Chief Sitting Bulls*&t would be totally unacceptable to them.  They could withdraw their support.  Not to mention their money.  Bernie would possibly be the worst of the two for Clinton, since he is for greatly tightening immigration in order to increase employment for Americans.  Either one of them would would have to do 180s on their policies in order to be running mates.

The fact that Bernie supporters have proven themselves to be confrontational could spell big trouble for Hillary if she should select someone they don’t approve of especially since they don’t like Clinton to begin with.  They are unlikely to vote for Trump in huge numbers but it is completely conceivable that a great number of them may just stay home.

70.6% of Bernie supporters say the VP is very important.  Another 13.2% said that it is somewhat important.

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