Bernie Sanders Hints His Primary Race Is Over
Bernie Sanders lost to Hillary Clinton in 4 out of 5 primaries on Tuesday, and the Vermont senator hinted in a statement that he will head to the Democratic National Convention to fight for a progressive platform.
Is this the end of Sanders fighting for the Democratic nomination?
In a statement, Sanders said:
“That is why this campaign is going to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia with as many delegates as possible to fight for a progressive party platform that calls for a $15 an hour minimum wage, an end to our disastrous trade policies, a Medicare-for-all health care system, breaking up Wall Street financial institutions, ending fracking in our country, making public colleges and universities tuition free and passing a carbon tax so we can effectively address the planetary crisis of climate change.”
The numbers are against Bernie at this point. But the interest his campaign has generated with young voters is still a valuable asset for the Democrats. The last thing that his campaign should do is divide the party even further. This is an interesting course change. Should be an eventful few weeks ahead still.