I can't recall the political strategist, it might have even been Frank Luntz or Karl Rove... but what they pointed out was the tactical weakness of acting ON the Defensive.
When Sanders defends himself against the Establishment Chorus insisting that he bow out, it weakens him.
It's always stronger to mark one's own turf on AFFIRMATIVE ground.
Instead of giving voice to his opponents, which reinforces their challenge (as George Lakoff points out), he needs to stand firm on his own platforms. THAT is what has drawn all the support.
If he wished to go on the counter-attack, he could point out in patriotic terms how important FAIRNESS is to the American people; and that if Democracy is to mean what it purports to mean, then all of the tricks used to block legitimate voters from weighing in on this important election (and its honestly selected candidates) need to not just be called out, but remedied.
An insistence on open voting that allows in independents should become the first Tier.
The point is, Mrs. Clinton's lead has largely been gotten by 3 completely unfair advantages (which TAINT the outcome):
- The mass media's insistence that the throne is hers and that Bernie is just a pesky outsider... who could NEVER win
- The many states that close Independents out of these vote counts
- The use of super-delegates to arguably override the majority public's actual choice
If these 3 "items" remain in play and are locked in and treated as legitimate, then it's time to give up the Democracy label once and for all... and call it what it is, A "Reality Election Show." All show, and no substance...
MILLIONS of us are tired of politicians whose only form of foreign policy is dropping bombs or rationalizing some reason to KILL other people!
Earth Mother is writhing in agony and the Earth Changes are truly escalating.
As Yogananda pointed out to a United Nations assembly back in l949, there is a DIRECT correlation between organized forms of human violence and imbalances to the earth's "etheric" field. It is that field that holds things in balance. When it's violently disrupted, violent responses follow... in terms of earth's LIVING geology.
There were 5 earthquakes over 6.2 (on the Richter Scale) the past week.