by Tim Jones 2/21/16
His fans can count on it as his consolation prize • Now that Hillary has won the Nevada caucus, you can take it to the bank that Sanders will be her running mate. He will continue to challenge her in all of the upcoming primaries, but unless she gets indicted for the email scandal, which seems more and more unlikely with every week that goes by, she will be the Democratic presidential nominee.
Sanders has garnered so much support in this election cycle that it would be impossible not to put him on the ticket. She will automatically gain the goodwill from all of his supporters that want to see him as the Democratic nominee – and in turn get their votes in November. If she were to leave him off, she would risk alienating them and having them stay home on election day.
It’s also the reason Sanders has been so tepid when it comes to attacking Hillary in their debates. He has been going after her to some degree over her current and past ties to Wall Street, but has left her completely alone when it comes to the many scandals that surround her, and not just breaking the law with maintaining a private server and email system for sending and receiving classified information. There’s Benghazi and all of the foreign quid pro quos in collecting donations from foreign governments for The Clinton Foundation.
On the Republican side, with the South Carolina primary now concluded, it appears that Trump at this time has a lock on the Republican nomination. Rubio and Kasish will now be running for his vice presidential slot. With either one, it gives Trump a big boost in taking the all-important states of Florida or Ohio. Because Trump has not attacked either one as he’s done with Cruz and Bush, this indicates he doesn’t want to alienate their supporters that will leave the door open on putting either one on his ticket.