Well, Bernie Sanders didn’t exactly concede, but I suppose this is the closest thing to doing so we can expect for now. Which, if anything, says that Bernie Sanders is finally coming back down to earth where the air isn’t so thin and the brain functions normally.
In an interview with C-SPAN yesterday, Sanders spoke of his role at the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
“It’s hard to say,” he explained in an obviously softer and less defiant tone than normal when asked. “It doesn’t appear that I’m going to be the nominee so I’m not going to be determining the scope of the convention.”
Sanders continued by urging Democrats to “create the most progressive platform as we possibly can reflecting the needs of working families and students and the environment, health care and so forth.”
Recent polling shows that at least 55% of Sanders supporters will vote for Hillary Clinton as we move toward a November general election face off against Republican presumptive nominee, Donald Trump.
“The vast majority of the people who voted for me understand that Donald Trump in a dozen different ways is literally unfit to be president of the United States,” said Sanders. “And it’s not only his views on the issues… but mostly his making bigotry the cornerstone of this campaign.”
Bernie’s comments could not come at a better time. Currently, Trump is caught in the midst of a five-week downward spiral where he’s falling in the polls. That said, while Bernie has yet to do an outright concession speech, at least, for now, his head seems to be in the right place.
It’s left to be seen whether there will be a full floor fight at the Democratic National Convention for the party’s nomination. Hopefully, however, Bernie’s words here will quell any such ideas on the part of his most ardent supporters and delegates.
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