Have we become a nation of crybabies? Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have never really been supportive or worked with the political parties they are attempting to win as their parties candidate.
What are these parties?
We have a party system in America, mostly its a two party system Republicans and Democrats. Each party has its own rules and agenda. While many of the people that belong to the party and are active, elected officials the roots of the party are people supporters and people who don’t hold political offices. The local level is where we draw our local party candidates and the delegates to the state and national conventions.
The parties are basically a private club. donations are not tax exempt, and their strength is in their ability to work together and support one another. Those who are elected are expected to throw support behind others in their party. Those in the local groups work hard to see that their candidates win. Not every candidate is expected to support every other candidate all the time but there usually is some support.
The roots of the party are the unpaid members who watch the elections they organize rallies and speak for the nominated candidates. They raise the money and draw up the party platform. Any one can join.
The parties have a problem with the leading candidates of their party. Trump and Sanders have had no loyalty to their supposedly chosen party.
Donald Trump has been registered most of ho life as a Democrat. and been a very big supporter of Hillary Clinton, The ultimate Democrat of the Democratic Party. He admits to giving money not only to her foundation but to her campaign. He even supported the far left Harry Reid. While he trashed and bad mouthed the presidents Bush,
Then their is Sanders. He has run as an independent for most of his political life, Doesn’t support Democrats, and is the only registered Independent in the Senate.
These candidates whine and complain about a system they don’t participate in and don’t support. They publicly trash the parties that they are running for. Bernie’s politics line up with the Socialist party, and Donald Trump has shown more support for the Democrats. They cry fowl because the partys reject them, and use the same rules that have been in effect for years .. Where were they when these rules were adopted. Where were they when their parties needed their help. Trump and Bernie seem to think it was OK to say to the parties “screw you” and bitch when the parties turn their back. Guess what? You can’t have it both ways. They forget one important issue, The party gets to pick their candidate, because the candidate is suppose to represent them.
The candidates could have run as independents, It would have been more honest of them. But they want the big party support, without them ever throwing support to the party. I
think its note worthy that my chosen party doesn’t participate in the primary process. Libertarians can attend a local caucus, and the ones selected get to attend the State conventions and from their to the National convention, where the platform, rules and presidential candidate is selected.