BERNIE SANDERS IS DONE. It’s been coming for a while, but it was clinched last night when Bernie lost the primaries in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. The Sanders campaign suggested last night that it knew Bernie had lost his last good chance at receiving the nomination, but that he would keep going until the convention in order to push Hillary to the left. This is a smart political move, but it’s still disheartening for Bernie supporters: One of the most surprising, effective, and energetic underdog campaigns in American history is over.
But progressives still desperately need the Bernie fans to show up at the polls in November. And no, I’m not saying they should vote for Hillary: every candidate should have to earn every single vote, and if she hasn’t earned theirs, they shouldn’t allow themselves to be bullied into voting for her just because she’ll be facing Donald Trump.
No, the reason we need Bernie supporters is because we need them to carry on his political revolution.