feel the bern
I know it’s a hard pill to swallow. I know it’s not what you wanted.
We should all recognize the amazing feat that Bernie Sanders accomplished this election cycle. His supporter's penchant for
It's not over until the fat lady sings and this fat lady is feeling the Bern. As a graduate of the University of Vermont
I can now say I have felt the Bern, from beginning to end. I have seen how the Bernie revolution began and I have also seen it entering the homestretch of campaigning during the primary season, one short week before California and a few other states become the last to vote.
The Sanders campaign is mounting a last ditch effort to persuade most of the 712 super-delegates (541 of whom have already declared for Clinton) to reconsider, on the premise that Sanders has the better shot at beating Trump. They're increasingly in a go-for-broke mood. Many Sanders supporters are far more militant than Sanders himself, and some are openly expressing the hope that Clinton will be indicted for some aspect of the email dust up. That seems highly improbable. However, Clinton has been unable to catch a break. The theme of her campaign has been experience and competence, but her improper use of a private email server suggested neither. It gives Trump a huge opening to challenge her honesty and probably signals a further decline in voter trust in Clinton.
The Bernie Sanders campaign is the only thing going in 2016 that's giving oxygen to American democracy currently drowning in an ocean of corporate money.
It has now become clear that the vast majority of younger voters not only support Bernie Sanders for president, but enthusiastically so. Large numbers of young people have been energized by Bernie's message of ending corruption in politics and bringing about real progressive change.
Talking to friends and meeting new people in the movement, you realize Bernie's campaign is amazing, based on equality, democracy and optimism -- and that it's one of the best political things that has come along in your lifetime. You're feeling the Bern now, and it's marvelous.
It is Sen. Sanders' recognition of the deplorable conditions on tribal reservations that has led him to become the first presidential candidate to actively involve Native Americans in his campaign.
If Bernie Sanders wins 57% of the remaining pledged delegates, he will surpass Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary and be well positioned to ask the superdelegates to transfer their support over to him, as they did for Obama in 2008. But what if the superdelegates don't switch this time?