Mark Alderman, chairman of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, discusses Hillary’s road to the Democratic National Convention and lessons of note from the bitterly fought 1980 Democratic primary in The Washington Examiner. Mark explains that the 1980 Democratic primary created a schism within the Democratic Party that endured throughout the Ford and Carter administrations. Barring any, “calamity of unforeseeable dimensions,” Hillary is the likely nominee and will need to unify the Democratic Party for the general election. Mark offers three key considerations for Hillary to galvanize Sanders supporters. In sum, he suggests that Hillary make efforts to demonstrate respect for Senator Sanders, adjust her rhetoric, address her record for better or for worse and select a running mate that appeals to Sanders supporters.
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