Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders bristled Friday at a new rule being proposed by the Democratic National Committee that would require Democrat presidential candidates to identify as a Democrat.
The move came during a meeting of the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee, which was meeting over the weekend in Providence, Rhode Island, Politico reported.
New of the proposed rule was tweeted by DNC member Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. Weingarten said Democrats “changed the rules to ensure to run for President as a Democrat you need to be A Democrat.”
“At the time a presidential candidate announces their candidacy publicly, they must publicly affirm that they are a Democrat,” the rule said, according to Yahoo News. “Each candidate pursuing the Democratic nomination shall affirm, in writing, to the National Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee that they: A. are a member of the Democratic Party; B. will accept the Democratic nomination; and C. will run and serve as a member of the Democratic Party.”
Sorry Bernie, you want to be an Independent but run as a Democrat. That is not going to fly anymore. Looks like some of the big money party members wasn’t to happy with what you tried to pull the last primary season. I know from what the media portrayed, they really did not know what your platform was and how it fit their agenda. So, you took the spotlight away from their chosen one. You were trying to dig into the big money pockets and that limited them when it came time to help the party candidate. So if you want to try again to become the Democratic nomination the next time around you have to join them whole hog.
Are they scared that some sleeper Republican or other party will run? Win the Primary, use their money in the general election and once sworn in, change party allegiance? That would be somewhat funny.
Are they adding all this fine print to give them a way to get their money back? Would this be so Mr. Sanders doesn’t buy that fourth or fifth beach house?
I could speculate but I will leave that to the Media. It is hard to find a story with one confirmed fact now days. It will fun to watch this play out.