And he still won’t just go away …. the math of the delusional

Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont independent and Democratic presidential hopeful, delivers a fiery speech at a campaign event in Chicago in September.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders held a presser today and made an argument and pledge to make the DNC Philadelphia Convention a contested one.    The quote below comes direct from the CSPAN site. It’s all caps so that’s how I brought it over.  You can go watch the tape on the link.

I’m not sure what’s going on in his pointed little head.  Maybe he still wants the money. Maybe he’s deluded.  All I know is that he seems to be willing to ignore the broad constituency and number of votes achieved by Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

I bolded the most germane part.  The rest is the usual drivel.  This isn’t the entire speech and he did take a few questions.  I thought you’d probably want to know about this and would have some comments to make.

 

IN THIS CAMPAIGN WE HAVE TAKEN ON THE ENTIRE DEMOCRATIC IT ESTABLISHMENT IN STATE AFTER STATE. WE HAVE TAKEN ON THE SENATORS, THE MEMBERS OF THE CONGRESS, THE GOVERNORS, THE MAYORS. WE HAVE TAKEN THEM ALL ON AND IN THE CLINTON ORGANIZATION HAVE OBVIOUSLY TAKEN ON THE MOST POWERFUL POLITICAL ORGANIZATION THIS COUNTRY. THEY RAN A VERY STRONG CAMPAIGN WITH EVERY CLINTON IN 2008. THAT IS WHAT WE WERE UP AGAINST. THAT WAS THEN. TODAY IS TODAY. AS OF TODAY WE HAVE NOW ONE — WON 17 PRIMARIES AND CAUCUSES IN EVERY PART OF THE COUNTRY. BY THE WAY, WE HOPE TO MAKE INDIANA OUR 18TH VICTORY ON TUESDAY. AND WE HAVE RECEIVED SOME 9 MILLION VOTES. IN RECENT NATIONAL POLLS, WE ARE NOT BEHIND SECRETARY CLINTON BY 60 POINTS ANYMORE. IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS A COUPLE OF POLLS HAVE HAD US IN THE LEAD . OTHER POLLS HAVE US SINGLE DIGITS BEHIND. IN TERMS OF FUNDRAISING, WE HAVE RECEIVED MORE INDIVIDUAL CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS — 7.4 MILLION — THAN ANY CANDIDATE IN PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY AT THIS POINT IN THE CAMPAIGN. WE DO NOT HAVE A SUPER PAC. WE DO NOT GET OUR MONEY FROM WALL STREET OR THE DRUG COMPANIES. OR FROM POWERFUL CORPORATIONS. OUR MONEY IS COMING FROM THE MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING CLASS OF THIS COUNTRY, AVERAGING $27 PER CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION. I AM VERY PROUD OF THE FACT THAT WE HAVE JUST RAISED IN THE LAST — LOOK, WE HAD A PHONE ON MOLLY GOOD LUCK DESK OF MONTH. WE RAISE $25 MILLION, DESPITE THE FACT THAT 85% OF THE PRIMARY AND CAUCUSES ARE BEHIND US. WHAT THE POLITICAL REVOLUTION HAS SHOWN IS THAT WE CAN RUN A STRONG, WINNING CAMPAIGN WITHOUT A SUPER PAC AND WITHOUT BEING DEPENDENT ON BIG-MONEY INTERESTS. AS OF TODAY — AND I DON’T KNOW IF ANYONE ELSE HAS DONE IT. MAYBE THEY HAVE, AND THEY HAVEN’T. I DON’T KNOW THAT. BUT WE HAVE ROLLED OUT OVER 1.1 MILLION PEOPLE TO OUR RALLIES, FROM MAINE TO CALIFORNIA. THAT NUMBER WILL GO UP VERY SIGNIFICANTLY BECAUSE WE INTEND TO HAVE A NUMBER OF MAJOR RALLIES IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. VERY IMPORTANTLY, WE HAVE ONE IN STATE AFTER STATE A STRONG MAJORITY OF THE VOTES OF YOUNGER PEOPLE. VOTERS UNDER 45 YEARS OF AGE. IN OTHER WORDS, THE IDEAS THAT WE ARE FIGHTING FOR OUR THE FUTURE OF THE DEMOCRATIC ALREADY AND, IN FACT, THE FUTURE OF THIS COUNTRY. AGAIN, I’M NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE 23 YEARS OF AGE AND YOUNGER. WE ARE DOING PHENOMENALLY WELL AND VERY PROUD OF THAT. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE WHO ARE 45 YEARS OF AGE AND YOUNGER. THE REASON FOR THAT, I BELIEVE, IS THAT THE ISSUES WE ARE TALKING ABOUT ARE THE ISSUES THAT ARE ON THE MINDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. WHETHER YOU ARE CONSERVATIVE OR PROGRESSIVE, PEOPLE KNOW THAT A CORRUPT CAMPAIGN FINANCE SYSTEM UNDERMINING AMERICAN DEMOCRACY, THEY UNDERSTAND THERE IS SOMETHING FUNDAMENTALLY WRONG BOUT AVERAGE AMERICANS WORKING LONGER HOURS FOR LOWER WAGES. THEY UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE A BROKEN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, WITH MORE PEOPLE IN JAIL THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY ON EARTH. THEY UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE PLANETARY RISES OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND, AMONG OTHER THINGS, IMPOSE A TAX ON CARBON. THAT IN A TIME WE HAVE A MAJOR GROWING CRISIS WITH REGARD TO CLEAN WATER. WE NEED TO END FRACKING. THEY UNDERSTAND THAT IN A COMPETITIVE GLOBAL ECONOMY WE NEED TO MAKE PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TUITION FREE. THEY UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN YOU HAVE THE GROTESQUE LEVEL OF INCOME AND WEALTH INEQUALITY, YES, LARGE PROFITABLE CORPORATIONS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO PAY MORE IN TAXES. LET ME NOW JUST SAY A FEW WORDS ABOUT DELEGATE MATH AND OUR PASTOR IS VICTORY. AS ALL OF YOU KNOW, THERE ARE A TOTAL OF 4766 DEMOCRATIC DELEGATES. 4047 OF THEM ARE PLEDGED. THEY COME OUT AS A RESULT OF THE CONTEST IN THE VARIOUS STATES. 719 ARE SUPERDELEGATES. SUPERDELEGATES. A DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE NEEDS 2383 VOTES IN ORDER TO WIN THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION. LET ME BE VERY CLEAR. IT IS BITTER — VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR SECRETARY CLINTON TO REACH THE MAJORITY OF CONVENTION DELEGATES BY JUNE 14. THAT IS THE LAST DAY THAT A PRIMARY WILL BE HELD. WITH PLEDGED DELEGATES ALONE. IN OTHER WORDS, ONCE MORE, IT IS VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR SECRETARY CLINTON TO REACH THE MAJORITY OF CONVENTION DELEGATES BY JUNE 14 WITH PLEDGED DELEGATES ALONE. SHE WILL NEED SUPERDELEGATES TO TAKE HER OVER THE TOP OF THE CONVENTION IN PHILADELPHIA. IN OTHER WORDS, THE CONVENTION WILL BE A CONTENT — A CONTESTED CONTEST. CURRENTLY SECRETARY CLINTON HAS 1645 PLEDGED DELEGATES. 55% OF THE TOTAL. WE HAVE 1318 PLEDGED DELEGATES, 45% OF THE TOTAL. THERE ARE 10 STATES REMAINING, WHERE WE ARE GOING TO BE VIGOROUSLY COMPETING. PLUS THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, PUERTO RICO, THE VIRGIN ISLANDS, AND GUAM. WE BELIEVE THAT WE ARE IN A VERY STRONG POSITION TO WIN MANY OF THESE REMAINING CONTEST AND WE HAVE AN EXCELLENT CHANCE TO WIN IN CALIFORNIA, THE STATE WITH FAR AND AWAY THE MOST DELEGATES. FOR US TO WIN, THE MAJORITY OF PLEDGED DELEGATES, WE NEED TO WIN 710 OUT OF THE REMAINING 1083. THAT IS 65% OF THE REMAINING PLEDGED DELEGATES. THAT IS, ADMITTEDLY, AND I DO NOT DENY IT FOR A SECOND, A TOUGH ROAD TO CLIMB. BUT IT IS NOT AN IMPOSSIBLE ROAD TO CLIMB. AND WE INTEND TO FIGHT FOR EVERY VOTE IN FRONT OF US AND FOR EVERY DELEGATE REMAINING. IN TERMS OF SUPERDELEGATES, I WOULD LIKE TO JUST SAY THE FOLLOWING. OBVIOUSLY WE ARE TAKING ON VIRTUALLY THE ENTIRE DEMOCRATIC ESTABLISHMENT. AND IT’S AMAZING TO ME — AND I JUST HAVE TO THANK OUR VOLUNTEERS — THAT WE GO INTO STATE AFTER STATE. YOU’VE GOT THE SENATORS, GOVERNORS, MAYORS. ALL OF THEM KNOW HOW TO GET OUT THE VOTE. YET IN 17 PRIMARIES AND CAUCUSES DESPITE THAT POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT SUPPORT, WE HAVE ONE — WON. OF THE 719 SUPERDELEGATES, MANY OF THOSE DELEGATES COMMITTED THEMSELVES TO SECRETARY CLINTON EVEN BEFORE WE GOT INTO THIS CAMPAIGN. IN OTHER WORDS, WAY BACK THEN SHE WAS THE ANOINTED CANDIDATE. THEY SAID — WE ARE WITH HILLARY CLINTON. WHILE SHE HAS 520 SUPERDELEGATES , WE HAVE ALL OF 39 SUPERDELEGATES. IN OTHER WORDS, WHILE WE HAVE ONE 45% OF THE PLEDGED DELEGATES IN REAL CAMPAIGN, FOR THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN, WE HAVE ONE ONLY 7% OF THE SUPERDELEGATES. TWO POINTS REGARDING THAT. FIRST, THOSE SUPERDELEGATES, IN STATES WERE EITHER CANDIDATE, SECRETARY CLINTON ON MYSELF, HAS WON A LANDSLIDE VICTORY, THOSE SUPERDELEGATES OUGHT TO SERIOUSLY REFLECT ON WHETHER THEY SHOULD CAST THEIR SUPERDELEGATE VOTE IN LINE WITH THE WISHES OF THE PEOPLE OF THEIR STATE. LET ME JUST GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT I MEAN BY THAT. IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, WE WON THAT CAUCUS WITH ALMOST 73% OF THE VOTE THERE. 73% OF THE VOTE THERE. IN ANYBODY’S DEFINITION THAT IS A MASSIVE LANDSLIDE. AT THIS POINT SECRETARY CLINTON HAS 10 SUPERDELEGATES FROM THE STATE OF WASHINGTON. WE HAVE ZERO. I WOULD ASK THE SUPERDELEGATES FROM THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO RESPECT THE WISHES OF THE PEOPLE IN THEIR STATE AND THE VOTES THEY HAVE CAST. IN MINNESOTA, WE WON THE CAUCUS THERE WITH 61% OF THE. HILLARY CLINTON HAS 11 SUPERDELEGATES. WE HAVE THREE. IN COLORADO, WE WON THAT STATE WITH 59% OF THE VOTE. PRETTY STRONG MARGIN. SECRETARY CLINTON HAS 10 SUPERDELEGATES. WE HAVE ZERO. NEW HAMPSHIRE, WE WON THAT STATE 60% OF THE VOTE. SECRETARY CLINTON HAS SIX SUPERDELEGATES. WE HAVE ZERO. THAT PATTERN CONTINUES IN OTHER STATES WHERE WE HAVE ONE LANDSLIDE VICTORIES. I WOULD HOPE VERY MUCH THAT THE SUPERDELEGATES FROM THOSE STATES , WHERE THEY HAD — OR WE HAVE ONE WITH BIG MARGINS OR WITH SECRETARY CLINTON HAVING BIG MARGINS, TO RESPECT TO THE WISHES OF THE PEOPLE OF THOSE STATES AND VOTE IN LINE WITH HOW THE PEOPLE OF THAT STATE VOTED. SECONDLY, AND EXTREMELY IMPORTANTLY, SECRETARY CLINTON AND I OBVIOUSLY HAVE MANY DIFFERENCES OF OPINION ON SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES FACING OUR COUNTRY.

I’m not sure there’s much to see here because I seriously doubt it will be the least bit successful. But, seriously, someone needs have a serious conversation with this guy. He seems to be really into creating chaos at all costs.

 

Here’s a few links and punditry on this presser.

From The Hill: Sanders: ‘The convention will be a contested contest’

From TPM: Sanders Predicts That There Will Be A Contested Convention

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87 Comments on “And he still won’t just go away …. the math of the delusional”

  1. bostonboomer says:

    I posted this on the previous thread, but it’s worth posting again. Bernie needs a very long nap.

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  2. NW Luna says:

    WTF!

    I think Sanders just convinced every official at the Convention they need to pick him up bodily and dump him outside. He’s going down in history as a whiny crybaby.

  3. dakinikat says:

  4. Ron4Hills says:

    The definition of gaff is accidental truth telling.

    • dakinikat says:

      I can’t figure out what this is other than he thinks his version of gawd has anointed him. Either that or he’s doing the socialist thing of creating chaos to bring on the revolution.

  5. Riverbird says:

    What is WRONG with him? Sheesh.

  6. Boo Radly says:

    Totally delusional! JFS

  7. William says:

    I’ve mentioned this a few times already, but it bears repeating. When I watched Sanders on various political shows a few years ago, I was struck by the fact that he never, ever conceded a point. He would be on to criticize President Obama for his compromising, which was fine; but then when the host would say, “But at least you would agree that…”, he would never do so, but continue on his rant. Whatever psychological need this comes from, he is someone who apparently will never willingly give anyone the last word, or give up the stage.

    He knows that he is not going to win. But by continuing to argue and contest and attack, he gets to stay relevant, he gets more TV time, he gets more of those chanting crowds. Now he has guaranteed himself another four months of being in the spotlight, even if that damages Hillary, who needs to deal with the insidious and belligerent Trump. Sanders has made the above speech (I admit that I didn’t really read it) a hundred times. Every primary night, he gives that same speech. I don’t think it is even just about concessions for him, it is about having the biggest audience he has ever had in his life. And he wants it at the convention as well. And nothing is going to stop him, even if he embarrasses Hillary and the Democratic Party, or benefits the Republicans. There is an egomania and a rigid dogmatism behind it which the mostly Hillary-hating media is refusing to see.

    • janicen says:

      He sounds like my first husband. He’s insane too.

    • Ms. Becky says:

      William I couldn’t agree more. During every debate I say “he always has to have the last word”. It’s true. His campaign ceased to be about issues months ago – it’s about his ego and stubbornness at this point. He can’t let go of the spotlight – it’s like an addiction for him. For years and years he’s been on the Sunday morning shows – if there’s a camera and lights, he’s there. He’s the only person who still doesn’t know he’s irrelevant.

  8. janicen says:

    And the sad thing is that there are still Sanders supporters out there who are pointing to this speech and telling themselves it’s not over. I’ve seen it on FB and I just don’t even know what to say.

  9. NW Luna says:

    I can’t help but think — imagine what the media would do if the situation was reversed. Sour grapes, bitter grandmother, a woman can’t take a fair defeat in politics, females are obviously swayed by their emotions, unstable, etc., …..

    • quixote says:

      Yeah. Seriously.

    • List of X says:

      But in that case, Hillary’s asking superdelegates from the states she won by a landslide to support her and not the guy she beat would sound kind of reasonable, no?

      • bostonboomer says:

        No. Why would she do that? Besides, if Sanders demands were met, he would lose superdelegates and she would still win.

        • List of X says:

          That was in response to Luna’s “if the situation were reversed” comment – as I understood, “reversed” meaning that Hillary had won a bunch of states, but almost every superdelegate from these states (and almost all of them in general) supported Bernie. I’m going to guess you would not have been happy with this situation, although I’m sure you wouldn’t be sending death threats to try to change the superdelegates’ minds. 🙂
          If Sanders’s demands were met, he would gain some superdelegates, but Clinton would still win, so he’s basically grasping at straws now.

  10. ANonOMouse says:

    I think Sharon Stone had it right, Bernie dropped too much acid in his youth.

  11. fatherkane says:

    As to the Super delegates.
    Sanders over the last 2 months, has driven home the meme that if you take money from PAC’s or corporations or wealthy people, then you are corrupt.
    99% of the Super delegates are elected and HAVE taken $$ from PAC’s, corps and the rich.
    So calling them corrupt is not endearing Super delegates to flip over to Bernie.
    And as to his ‘contested’.
    Yeah….no.
    In fact, the Clinton camp is leaning towards giving Bernie nothing in the platform and that thinking was boosted by the recent polls showing younger voters will vote for her over Trump by 3-1 margin.

    • janicen says:

      He doesn’t deserve a single plank in the platform. He has done nothing to help the party nor has he raised a single relevant proposal. What plank would he offer? “Tear down Wall Street!” “Shut down the banks!” “Free college for everyone!” Nothing he raves makes any sense so I think it would be really hard to translate any of his stump speech into reasonable platform planks.

  12. ANonOMouse says:

    Delusional Sanders

  13. Jslat says:

    IMO this is a reaction to Hillary saying that she looks forward to working with him on a progressive platform.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/clinton-sanders-democrats-platform-222679

    She gave him what he supposedly wanted. In essence, pulled the rug out from under his demands. The lie has been exposed. He has shown himself for what he is. Unable to work with others and glorying in the adulation of his rally crowds.

    People see this and he will not be able to overcome her lead. Even a lot of his former supporters have realized that the Bern is a losing proposition. The excited crowds have not turned out votes- she’s millions of votes ahead of him.

    I say let him go on ranting and refusing to accept reality. I CAN’T HEAR YOU OLD MAN!

    He’s not going to stop Hillary. She has this under control. I have confidence in her and refuse to let him or his advisors rattle me.

    • ANonOMouse says:

      Yep!!!!! Hillary made concessions this morning and he went Ape Shit this afternoon. She gave him no reason to stay in and he’s more determined than ever to stay in.

  14. NW Luna says:

    Time to send another round of Thank Yous to the Hillary superdelegates in my state!

  15. Jslat says:

    BTW did you notice that in his presser, he said that he had $25 million in contributions last month April. Starting to drop off. Says that’s because 85% of Primaries are over. WTF? Reality check time.

    • ANonOMouse says:

      So, he thinks the contributions have dropped off because most States have voted? Hmmmmm! I’m thinking his contributions have dropped off because people KNOW he’s going to lose and they don’t want to continue throwing good money after bad. Sending money to Bernie is sort of like betting on the losing horse after the race is over.

  16. dailypuma says:

    Mr. Sanders makes it sound as if he would gain in the pledged delegate differential if some of the super delegates switched to him. wow.

  17. joanelle says:

    Hey, this guy is giving us older folks a bad name. Show him the door, please!

  18. bostonboomer says:

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  20. bostonboomer says:

    Yes, Bernie Sanders can force a contested convention. That doesn’t mean he can win one.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/05/02/yes-bernie-sanders-can-force-a-contested-convention-that-doesnt-mean-he-can-win-one/

  21. bostonboomer says:

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    • ANonOMouse says:

      Thanks for posting these stats. I was just reading about his impossible path this morning. If I had any doubt before about whether he should get out of the race, those were erased with this latest tactic. It seems to me that this is more about winning back his donors than winning the nomination. I hope people will see through this and turn off the money spigot.

      Bye, Bye Bernie!!!

      • bostonboomer says:

        He knows he can’t win. He’s trying to destroy the Party while getting more money from his clueless young followers. It’s sickening.

  22. Prolix says:

    What is it that the media either fails to see, can’t see, or fails to admit? It is this simple fact: The super-delegates (hate that term) are 15% of the amount needed for the nomination. They aren’t superfluous to the process, they are part of it. In Bernie’s theory you should be able to win 42.51% of the pledged delegates and call it good. 100 – 15 = 85/2 = 42.5.

    That theory defies even his illogical construct of hating super-delegates then loving super-delegates, then hating super-delegates.

    • William says:

      If the Sanders way became the new Democratic Party metric, then every single primary race where there was not an incumbent Democratic President would be contested at the convention.. Because you would have to win pledged delegates by over 700 to not have to need superdelegate votes; and with the proportionate system, that is impossible. So at least one of the results of the Sanders scorched earth campaign will either be that every Democratic convention will be contested, or that the delegate system will have to be changed to keep another Sanders who is far behind in popular vote and pledged delegates, from demanding that his followers should get to nominate him at the convention, and then boo and hiss at the candidate who has the vast majority of delegates; not to mention getting to harass and threaten the superdelegates all the way to the final vote.

      I would really like to have Hilary win Indiana tomorrow! That would mute most of this nonsense. Sanders thinks that he can win, and then we would undoubtedly see a whole new round of it.

      • jackyt says:

        I may be the one that’s delusional, but my guess is that, since yesterday, scales have been falling from Sanders’ supporters’ eyes at a clattering rate. Tomorrow night will tell, but I think the ludicrosity is writ large. All people can fool themselves sometimes… Some people can fool themselves all the time… but BS supporters can’t fool themselves nearly as convincingly this week as last week. It’s downhill for Sanders and Up Hill! for the rest of us. (JMHO, of course.)

  23. ANonOMouse says:

    If the purpose of Super Delegates was to align their vote with the pledged delegates then there would be no reason for SD’s. The SD’s are autonomous party members who are in place to do what they believe is in the best interest of the PARTY in the nominating process. Bernie is clearly behind in pledged delegates. He has denigrated the role of the SD and their worth from the beginning and he’s not going to win the SD’s now.

  24. ANonOMouse says:

  25. ANonOMouse says:

    Although Castro bills himself as a Socialist, his government is run like a Communist Dictatorship, and Bernie likes it!!!

    Bernie LOVEs Fidel

    • janicen says:

      But wait, Bernie’s a Democratic socialist! He added the word “democratic” just recently to pretend he was just like FDR. And people actually bought into it.

  26. ANonOMouse says:

    Bernie Sanders in 1985

    “I think from one end of this country to the other, people are ripe for political revolution. Fifty percent of the people do not bother voting in the presidential and statewide elections,” Sanders said. “The vast majority of those not voting are low-income people who have given up on America. The whole quality of life in America is based on greed. I believe in the redistribution of wealth in this nation.”

    What he is advocating here is communism. Lenin said “The goal of socialism is communism”. What Bernie suggests in the quote above isn’t the Western European model of Socialism via social programs, it is communism, that seizes the wealth, including industry, then “supposedly” redistributes it as it sees fit. NO THANKS!!! Even with all it’s flaws, I choose Capitalism.

    And I wonder why he isn’t using the “I believe in the redistribution of wealth in this nation” schtick on the campaign trail? Because if he does the jig is up. You can run Bernie, but you can’t hide. Hillary could have used your past against you, but she chose not to. The GOP would rip you to shreds.

    • The irony of the situation is that we already have ‘redistribution of wealth’. That it is distributed upward instead of downward is a mere detail. Bernie has certainly been ‘redistributing wealth’, upward to himself, through campaign fundraising appeals. He’s joined the chartered jet set and he likes it!

  27. ANonOMouse says:

    And Bernie didn’t like JFK? WTF?

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ChZAvrBUgAADwmD.jpg:large

    • janicen says:

      Oh how I wish that had come out before the Massachusetts primary. It went to Clinton anyway but it would not have been as close as it was, that’s for sure.

  28. Mary Brown says:

    Making the rounds on Facebook from my Bernie-fan friends is a practically incoherent manifesto written by some junior anarchist calling for an independent run. (Ralph Nader, anyone?) Sorry, Buddy, I predict many years of remedial spelling and grammar before a free college education becomes an issue for you.

    And since Bernie brought them up – my Washington superdelegates (I’m talking to you Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell, Jay Inslee and the fabulous Derek Kilmer who talked back to the Bernie bots on Facebook) – get a vote just like I do at the caucuses. Plus they can count.