Recently I read an argument against nominating Bernie Sanders because the Republicans will lie and try to smear him to win the election. That is one of the silliest arguments I have ever seen. The GOP have spent years and millions smearing Hillary Clinton in preparation for this election and their campaign has been effective. Now they are worried that the Democrats will nominate someone else, someone against whom they have not developed their lies and smear campaign. The GOP worry that it may be too late to develop an effective lie and smear campaign in this election campaign. They have a head start against Hillary and they are worried about losing it.