Howard Dean predicts that there are women who currently support Bernie Sanders who will not vote for Hillary Clinton in a similar way that Clinton’s supporters did not vote for Barack Obama in 2008.
In an interview on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on Tuesday, Mitchell argued that Clinton was “hardly conciliatory… when asked about whether she would adopt some of [Sanders] platform issues.”
Then in a mocking imitation of Clinton, Mitchell said, “‘I’m winning. I got 2.7 million votes than he did. You know, Why should she concede to him?'”
Dean replied, “Well look, nobody is going to be conciliatory at this stage of the game. They’ve run what turned out to be a much nastier campaign than I thought most of was. I thought your remarks in the earlier segment about how nasty it really was under the surface was pretty bad.”
“I had a deal a bunch of older women supported John McCain at the end over Hillary, I mean, that’s going to happen, I mean over Obama,” Dean said. “That’s going to happen. There’s going to be some people who do that. Hopefully it’s going to be mostly, it is going to be headline grabbers and not really substantial voters.”
“And I don’t think it will be,” Dean said. “I believe that all but the hardest core of 10 percent of Bernie Sanders voters will end up voting for Hillary because it is the right thing to do for the country. And it’s the right thing to do for them to advance their own agenda as well.”
“The truth is, most revolutions in this country are incremental and they don’t happen over night. That’s what the penalty of democracy is: you don’t get your changes overnight,” Dean lamented.