July 9, 2016 by Chris Kite
At the height of the Democratic Primaries, when it looked like Bernie Sanders had a chance to win a vast majority of the last primaries, many wondered how things would play out at the convention. Bernie Sanders and his biggest supporters insisted there was still a chance he could win the nomination, either outright, or through a contested convention. Of course that was never much of a reality. But people were clinging to it as a last hope.
Bernie Sanders has come around. He is now talking about how “We have got to do everything we can to elect Clinton.” Many of Bernie’s supporters have also come around. Quite a few have done so reluctantly. Some will figuratively have to hold their nose when they cast their vote for Clinton. But it is clear what is at stake in this election when the worst GOP candidate, in fact, the worst candidate of either party, in decades has all but wrapped up the nomination. Donald Trump is the worst thing to come along in politics in my adult lifetime. He’s worse than Barry Goldwater or George Wallace even, and that is really bad!
The lingering question is will the staunchest Bernie Sanders supporters, the folks I like to refer to as Sandernistas come around, too? Polls show the race is currently leaning relatively strongly toward Clinton. But there is still a lot of time left. Trump could become more normal (not likely) or Hillary Clinton could really mess up.