With the Nomination All but Decided, Clinton’s and Sanders’ Goals Change
It is time to look ahead to crafting an inclusive platform. The Bernie or Bust folks need to join the team and play NOW if they really want what they say they want. This is the starting point where commitments to the electorate start to take shape and move from jello to concrete. If the #Bernieorbusters really want what they say they want then they need to persist in keeping it out there and up front - if it doesn’t fly this round, then maybe it will in 2020, or 2024. To realize true political gain people must adopt a long term perspective and the courage to persist in their ideals. Anything else is just theater, and everyone knows we have enough of that in politics already.
Clinton’s primary victories in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut and Delaware — Sanders won Rhode Island — all but assure her of the nomination. She tacitly acknowledged this in her victory speech in Philadelphia by spending a lot of time talking about party unity.
“I applaud Senator Sanders and his millions of supporters for challenging us to get unaccountable money out of our politics,” Clinton said, “and giving greater emphasis to closing the gap of inequality and I know together we will get that done.”
Her message to Sanders supporters: there’s much more that unites us than divides us.
But based on social media posts many Sanders supporters aren’t yet, and may never be ready to line up behind Clinton. Just search #BernieOrBust on Twitter.