The plain facts:
Democrats still have to choose 939 convention delegates in their remaining primaries.
Hillary Clinton needs 90 more delegates to wrap up the nomination.
Bernie Sanders needs to win more than 90 percent of the remaining delegates to nail down the nomination.
She knows and he knows and you know and I know how this is going to turn out.
Sanders is deceiving his millions of supporters when he shouts his current version of “We’re in this to the last vote.” He’s encouraging them to think he and they have a chance.
Sanders should be acting on some impulses like these:
Be fair to his supporters: Clinton’s going to be the nominee.
Be square with his supporters: it should be unthinkable for a Sanders fan to say “I’ll never vote for Hillary in November.”
There are going to be two viable choices in November: Clinton and Trump.
I refuse to imagine that any Sanders supporter can reasonably believe that Trump is a better choice than Clinton. Trump is dangerous for America.
Sanders should also be giving this avuncular guidance to his supporters: don’t sit out the November election. Don’t let everybody else decide who the next president is going to be.
p.s. here’s what Roll Call has to say
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