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Fri Jun 10, 2016, 04:23 AM

The Sanders wind-down begins


At his D.C. rally, there was no mention of Hillary Clinton or the Democratic convention.





By Gabriel Debenedetti

06/09/16 10:31 PM EDT

The walls are crumbling, and Bernie Sanders knows it.

Barack Obama made his support for Hillary Clinton official on Thursday. So did Vice President Joe Biden and liberal hero Sen. Elizabeth Warren. The major political groups surrounding Sanders are saying it’s time to unify.

The campaign is rapidly winding down around Sanders, the Senate gadfly-turned-unlikely revolutionary who outperformed everyone’s expectations, and he finally began to acknowledge it Thursday.

“We need real change in this country. And what people also understand is that no president, not Bernie Sanders, not anybody else, can do it alone,” he told roughly 3,000 supporters gathered near Washington’s RFK stadium on a hot evening, returning to his original stump speech about billionaires, the “corrupt campaign finance system,” and “the broken criminal justice system" without once mentioning Clinton or the Democratic Party’s convention.

“A little bit over a year ago we began this campaign. What the punditry thought is the campaign would not go very far. Well, here we are in mid-June and we’re still standing."

The signals that he now accepts the fact that he won’t be the party’s nominee were unmistakable.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/sanders-wind-down-224163#ixzz4BA9uetbG
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BootinUp Jun 2016 OP
robbedvoter Jun 2016 #1
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beachbum bob Jun 2016 #3
liberal N proud Jun 2016 #4
BobbyDrake Jun 2016 #5
Tarheel_Dem Jun 2016 #6

Response to BootinUp (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 04:41 AM

1. Maybe this will be the time it actually sticks?

Seen these hopeful headlines before

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Response to robbedvoter (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 04:47 AM

2. There was a change in rhetoric Tues night and now another one...

its a process after you have been attacking the party and nominee the way he has been. So... no mention of the convention now. I'd say thats a pretty clear indication.

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Response to BootinUp (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 06:10 AM

3. its hard to give up the microphone and go back to vermont.......

 

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Fri Jun 10, 2016, 07:22 AM

5. This line from the article really caught my eye:

 

which his aides hadn’t anticipated partly because they stopped polling in California days earlier due to the cost.

Once again, mismanagement of funds and unlimited consultant fees comes back to bite the Bernie campaign where it hurts. Maybe he should have resisted having so many million dollar photo ops, sorry, I mean "rallies." Then his campaign would have had enough money for basic operations...

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Response to BootinUp (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 08:23 AM

6. I think Tweety was right, BS got caught up in the adulation. He's shaken hands with the Pope.

He's held rallies with thousands chanting his name. He's rubbed elbows with Hollywood celebrities, and most importantly he has the support of the most hated man in, arguably, the most reviled black man in the AA community. Who would want to give all that up to return to the back bench in the Senate?

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