The Sanders supporters love to point to polls showing that Bernie is the better candidate to beat Trump.
Hillary supporters insist she’s the one who will help down ballot candidates more, in part because of the bread crumbs she threw to State Democratic Parties in exchange for their participation in a scheme devised to launder larger contributions from her mega donors for her use.
What if both sides are wrong?
Isn’t the reality that they both should beat Trump, but with different paths to success? Hillary would do really well with the centrist crowd and even the country club Republicans. Bernie would get some of that support, but his strength would be his appeal to younger voters and others who often don’t vote.
How do those alternate paths compare in the quest to win down ballot races? Seems to me that those centrists and country club Republicans supporting Hillary would overwhelmingly split their tickets. But those millennials who come out to vote for Sanders? I’m guessing that getting them to vote D straight down the ballot wouldn’t be a hard sell for Bernie?
So much for conventional wisdom and campaign rhetoric.