Bernie Sanders won another Democratic primary yesterday, this time in West Virginia.
White House dreams fading, Bernie Sanders added another state to his tally against Hillary Clinton with a win in West Virginia on Tuesday — a victory that will do little to slow the former secretary of state's steady march toward the Democratic presidential nomination.
But since most in the MSM have written him off, his victory got little play on the U.S. news networks.
And the dominant message from the corporate media these days seems to be this one.
Sanders and his supporters should surrender, board Hillary Clinton's ship, and focus all their fire on Donald Trump.
But while it's true that Sanders' chances of winning the nomination are slim to nonexistent.
Sanders has won 19 states to Clinton's 23, but she is 94 per cent of the way to winning the nomination — just 145 delegates short of the 2,383 required.
That means she could lose all the states left to vote by a landslide and still emerge as the nominee, so long as all her supporters among the party insiders known as superdelegates continue to back her.
This should make the MSM and some of those super delegates wonder at least, who the Trump shark could consume, Bernie or Hillary?
Buckle up for the next six months: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are effectively tied in the swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday.
With voters split along lines of gender, race and age, the presumptive Republican nominee and the likely Democratic nominee appear poised for tight battles in those states, though Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders performs better against Trump than Clinton does and is also seen more favorably by voters in all three states.
No presidential candidate has won an election since 1960 without winning at least two of the three states.
And this should make it only too clear that this is an election like no other.
Preliminary exit polls -- numbers that will be re-weighted as votes start coming in -- suggest that more Democrats who are voting for Bernie Sanders on Tuesday are likely to support Donald Trump in November than Hillary Clinton.
Make it clear that many Americans, especially older white men, would rather support Trump because they believe that he would deliver the real change they crave, and because they really hate Clinton.
So Hillary is going to have to reach out to Sanders and his army of young supporters, because she will need them if she's going to beat Trump.
And they're not about to fade away.
As this line-up to get in to a Sanders' rally in Sacramento the other day makes only too clear.
And also makes clear that what you have been looking at is the future of the Democratic party.
And that while their White House dreams may be fading, their faith in Sanders and the movement he has created remains as strong as ever...
Now as I've mentioned before, I don't believe that young Americans, who are the most progressive generation ever, could ever vote for a bigot or a misogynist like Trump.
Sanders has already said that if or when Clinton is officially the Democratic presidential nominee, he will support her.
And in this video he seems to be gently reminding his supporters who is the real enemy.
The American people understand that bringing people together will always trump dividing us up.https://t.co/zinFvUWYCj— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 10, 2016
But the reason he is staying in the campaign is because he wants to put as much pressure on Clinton to take the Democratic party as far to the left as possible.
And remind her that it isn't just politics as usual.
So if Hillary wants him to encourage his young supporters to vote for her, she is going to have to reach out to him and them, and adjust her platform accordingly.
And above all recognize that while Bernie may never be president.
The political revolution that grand old man started, is only just beginning...
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