What force christens an American politician and unleashes the media lockstep mouthpieces to assert his or her viability... or its opposite?
Naturally, the machine--and those that own it--favors the establishment candidates. They can be counted on to maintain the status quo that is deferential to the 1% donor caste.
It's not Democrats, as a whole, who are anointing Hillary. It's the Dem. Party machine, that entity that morphed into a willing accomplice to the military & corporate takeover of this nations' systems, resources, and assets.
This is an accurate assessment:
"Hillary Clinton has a long record of supporting center right policies such as trade agreements in general and the TPP in particular; the XL pipeline, fracking, off-shore drilling and an all-of-the-above energy policy; and hard right, hawkish wars including support for the Iraq invasion. Bottom line, Ms. Clinton has a record that puts her squarely in the corner of the Brawndo bunch, Wall Street, Corporatists and Plutocrats."
However, this is not:
"She’s calling herself a progressive, shedding long held positions as if they were nothing more than an overcoat, and for the most part, folks don’t raise a peep. Not the voters, not the press, not the Party. Certainly not the Party, which long ago sold out to the Brawndo-bunch."
Who gets to raise a peep?
Whose voice is heard or broadcast throughout a wholly captured media?
The people who ARE raising that "peep" are ones attending Mr. Sanders' rallies. Even disillusionment on the right side of the political spectrum (for all its "Idiocracy") is seeking a voice and platform other than the Clinton-Bush versions of American Dynasty.