Clinton will not address Sanders supporters during the general election. Her strategy for winning is to be a better and more sophisticated Republican than Trump. She also has the progressive establishment to berate, ridicule, and lecture those who align with Stein. With their policing of progressive activists, she does not have to worry about them developing into any kind of a threat to her electoral chances. Or, so her campaign believes.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign has effectively transformed the general election into a second Republican presidential primary. Each day, there are new headlines reflecting her appeal to GOP officials and former national security agency officials. This is not only because they do not like Donald Trump but also because they see in Clinton a presidential candidate, who they can support without abandoning their principles on American foreign policy.
The first woman Democratic nominee for president is making history by courting individuals once implicated in war crimes, such as Condoleezza Rice and Henry Kissinger. She is simultaneously showing just how disinterested she is in Bernie Sanders, his supporters, and their bold alternative vision.
Meanwhile, the Green Party recently held its national convention in Houston, Texas. The party nominated Dr. Jill Stein for president and Ajamu Baraka for vice president. Stein’s selection of Baraka, as well as the party’s convention, influenced another round of snide commentary directed at the Green Party for daring to give voters disenchanted by the Democratic Party an alternative to Clinton.