A new ad released by Defeat Crooked Hillary PAC is targeting supporters of Bernie Sanders in the wake of the WikiLeaks DNC email scandal. The anti-secrecy group released some 20,000 hacked emails exposing an anti-Sanders bias and “mainstream” media corruption that led to the ouster of Democratic National Committee(DNC) chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
“Bernie never had a chance,” it says.
The ad, with aa $300-$400K budget, will run in 8 swing states and reiterates that Mrs. Clinton rewarded Wasserman Schultz with a cushy new job on her campaign. Wasserman Schultz was given the role of DNC chair in exchange for Mrs. Clinton’s enthusiastic excitement for then-Sen. Barack Obama after a 2008 bruising primary.
Incredibly, Donna Brazile, a longtime ally of the Clintons, was made the new interim chair of the DNC. The WikiLeaks emails also showed Brazile was in the tank for Clinton, showed her bias against Bernie Sanders and even called him “stupid” threatening to curse him out.
“Hillary just doesn’t get it,” the narrator says.
While Sen. Sanders, himself, fell on his sword, suspended the roll call vote and moved to nominate Mrs. Clinton by acclamation at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, a very significant number of his supporters remain unpersuadable. Recent polls show upwards of 25% still say they will vote for Donald Trump and roughly half will not vote for Mrs. Clinton, either way.
The DNC revoked the convention credentials for scores of Sanders supporters and delegates for the remaining two days of the convention after both he and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., darlings of the left, were booed in their speeches when mentioning the Democratic nominee’s name. Prior to former President Bill Clinton’s speech on Tuesday, Sanders supporters staged a mass walk-out.
Mr. Trump has now retaken the lead on the PPD average of national polls. Thus far, there has been little to no movement in Mrs. Clinton’s direction during interviews conducted during the first three days of the Democratic National Convention.