Why Republicans should cheer the Bern

Bernie Sanders Wins Big

Bernie Sanders had three huge wins in the west against Hillary Clinton, taking Washington, Hawaii, and Alaska in landslides. Republicans who want a win in November should be cheering for Sanders to prolong the campaign, but they should also hope that he doesn’t win.

Conventional wisdom tells Republicans that Sanders’ socialist platform would be easier to beat than Clinton’s, but if we’ve learned anything about this election cycle it’s that conventional wisdom should be tossed out the window. We want Sanders to stay in and keep Clinton focused on winning the nomination rather than turning her attention towards the general election, but we don’t want Sanders to win.

Clinton is weak. With GOP frontrunner Donald Trump performing so poorly against the Democrats, Republicans want the weakest candidate possible.

This isn’t a call for anyone Republicans to go out and vote for Sanders. They should be voting for Ted Cruz. However, our attacks should be focused on Clinton. The longer Sanders can stay in the race, the better off we’ll be in November.

Michio Hasai

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