It is my opinion that Trump and his GOP are funding Bernie Sander because they want to run against him

Is Trump/GOP funding Bernie Sanders to run against?

  • Yes

  • No


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This "theory" does not make a lot of sense as Bernie is the one Dem who would grab the most independent votes. Sanders would give Trump fits in the GE, this has been well documented.
 
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Russian operatives and Trump supporters would do that as they don't go by laws or rules so it is not impossible to think they would. So would Trump followers.
 
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Are you trying to be funny or just entertaining the board?
Sure and Russia did not spend bank trying to get Trump a win in 2016 with Trump campaign cooperation. You think donating to the weaker candidates is funny?

Did 2016 teach voters anything?
 
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What helped you form that opinion?
A Bernie style candidate can't win a primary let alone a national election. Particularly in those areas where Trump and Bernie agree and are similar. The more far out the candidate issue offerings the better Trump's chances.

Incidentally, since Obama's first run the conservatives do pull for the weaker candidate. It is just good politics except where they used it on Obama who went on to win the primary in spite of that game.
 

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A Bernie style candidate can't win a primary let alone a national election. The more far left the candidate issue offerings the better Trump's chances.
The opinion wasn't that Trump and the GOP favored Sanders. It was that they are funding Sanders. That's a pretty specific opinion. Just wondering what the thought process was.
 
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The opinion wasn't that Trump and the GOP favored Sanders. It was that they are funding Sanders. That's a pretty specific opinion. Just wondering what the thought process was.
It is part of their strategy at least since 2008. They bragged about it. They absolutely use primary votes and it is not out that off base to think funding could be involved to get the weaker player the win. The evolution of the original plan does not exclude that possibility.
 

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It is part of their strategy at least since 2008. They bragged about it. They use primary votes and funding to get the weaker player the win.
There's always been crossover voting for the weaker candidate. And that's closer to my question, but you also didn't write the OP. Just wondering what helped him form his opinion.