The Democratic establishment has been doing an abysmal job of ensuring Bernie Sanders’ supporters that the primary will be a free and fair election. Between changing debate qualification rules to benefit Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Iowa caucus disaster, and now former First Lady Hillary Clinton’s repeated swipes at the socialist senator, it’s all beginning to look a little too… well … rigged.
Speaking on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Hillary Clinton advised Democratic Party voters who are still on the fence to select someone who can “win” in the general election against President Trump.
“I say two things,” she told Ellen, as reported by The Daily Beast. “I say, vote for the person who you believe can actually win in November. And the person who you think can govern our country. Because somebody has to get in there and try to bring our country together and put us on the right track into the future and restore our democracy and our standing in the world.”
“Who do you think can win?” she asked the voters. “Because if you don’t win, you can’t govern. And who can best govern at a very difficult time in American history.”
Though Hillary did not mention Bernie Sanders by name, Ellen DeGeneres put the crosshairs on the socialist senator when she said, “It seems to me, more than ever, that we need somebody who’s going to go in and be able to steer this ship in the right direction instead of going to the extreme.”
When asked directly about who the nominee should be, both Hillary and Ellen DeGeneres were extraordinarily cryptic as to which candidate they were trashing.
“I am saying the same thing to everybody,” Hillary said. “Please, look at the candidates and clearly, you like somebody better than others, and then analyze that person’s positions, and their message, and can that person win. Because remember, it’s not the popular vote, it’s the electoral college.”
“You’ve got to be very clear-minded about who can win,” she continued. “But it’s not enough to win, you want somebody who, as you rightly said, is going to try to get us back on track. We have so much to be proud of in our country. We have so many wonderful people. We need to get back into what I call, ‘The Future Business.’ We need to be investing in our future. It means dealing with climate change. It means dealing with healthcare. It means making the economy work for everybody. These things are not easy to do. So you need somebody who knows how to govern. And I just want everybody to pay attention.”
“And not just listen too what people are saying they can do, because anyone can say anything,” Ellen responded. “Like in your documentary, you refuse to say things that you knew you couldn’t get done.”
However, later in the interview, Ellen asked Hillary to address her pointed critique of Sanders in the Hulu documentary where she said, “Nobody likes him. ” On that, Hillary had no regrets.
“People can have their own opinions about anybody in public life, that’s a free country, you get to do that,” she said. “You’ve got to be responsible for what you say and what you say you’re going to do. And if you promise the moon and you can’t deliver the moon, then that’s going to be one more indicator of how we just can’t trust each other.”
“I just want everybody to understand how high the stakes are and to hold every candidate and every public office holder accountable for what they do or don’t do,” she concluded.