CALM DOWN! BERNIE IS STILL IN! HE’S FOLLOWING THE RULES! #StillSanders
I had another note prepared, but Facebook ate it… So, instead, I found some quotes, articles, and pictures that should help people understand why they shouldn’t give up on #BernieSanders just yet:
This quote is from Democratic Socialist: “As per DNC rules, a candidate with an active campaign is not allowed to deny an endorsement of another campaign. Doing so would result in forfeiture of said candidate’s superdelegate states, and the loss of access to the convention floor stage.You must come to understand that the nature of politics is to subtract meaning from language. Although Bernie Sanders is a statesman, he’s still a politician. Have a bit of patience, and wait for Bernie Sanders to make his case at the Democratic National Convention. By “endorsing” Hillary Clinton, Sanders is actively preserving his options, and buying time.”
UPDATE: Bridget James shared this with me –
“[Bernie] didn’t concede though and Since Bernie is a Democratic Delegate and a Super Delegate he is contractually obligated to support only Democratic candidates and if he had withheld an endorsement of the PRESUMPTIVE nominee or endorsed a third-party candidate (Stein) he would lose his Delegate/Super Delegate status as well as forfeit his pledged delegates. He took one for the team today so that he could fulfill his promise and we can take this fight all the way to the convention.
You won’t hear him say this probably because to come out and basically say “I was forced to do this before the convention or me and my delegates more or less are out” would give the DNC grounds to claim he wasn’t “acting in good faith of the party ” and would allow them to deny him access to the convention. We need to make sure all our delegates get the the convention! It is possible that some of Hill’s delegates may not bother going now that they are sure she “Has it in the bag” and I really hope they are thinking just that and don’t. So please share this info and let’s be sure we get all our people there! You can help fund them by going to FundBernieDelegates. com or looking up Bernie delegates gofundme’s!!!!”
Also, keep in mind: why would he have spent all the money for permits and still ask for help to get his delegates to the convention if he was throwing in the towel?