I’m a big fan of Bernie Sanders and all that he has accomplished. But with his loss in California it really is over. Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee. (Never mind the foolishness of selecting a candidate with potentially huge legal problems, and the fact that Sanders polls much better against Trump.)
Clinton does not inspire me at all. Becoming the first woman nominated by a major party is a historic achievement to be sure, but everything else about her leaves me cold. A Clinton presidency will just be more and more and more of the same. The world needs better.
So – how far will Bernie go? As of last night he was refusing to end his bid:
But on a night when it became clear that Clinton would secure a majority of pledged delegates, Sanders refused to bow out, telling supporters that their fight would continue to the Democratic National Convention in July.
Barack Obama has extended an olive branch to Sanders – see the statement below. Will Sanders take it, and commit his support to Clinton at the convention? Would Sanders supporters buy it if he did, or would they just stay home? Can Sanders actually achieve anything by falling in to line, or is Obama’s offer just words? Would Sanders go so far as to stand in the presidential election as an independent, and would that hand Trump the presidency? What would that mean for the world?