This is certainly a reminder to the corporate media and execs to quit meddling into the political races and allow the voters to vote for whomever they chose regardless if a Presidential candidate clinches the race with pledged delegates (I am excluding superdelegates) ahead of the states that haven’t had their primaries yet. Sanders has every right to stay in the race to allow the voters in states that haven’t voted yet to vote for their candidate of their choosing. And if Sanders decides to drop out of the race, then it should be Sen. Sanders (as well as the Sanders’ supporters who support him to drop out of the race) himself to make that decision and not the media and Democratic politicians demanding him to drop out. Remember 2008? Media called the Democratic Presidential candidate Obama the presumed nominee when states like California didn’t get a chance to vote yet. Media called for then Sen. Clinton to drop out of the race. But, she didn’t. She vowed to stay in the race and which I was glad that Ms. Clinton stayed in the race all the way through. Different year but same situation. Now, this is 2016, is this Presidential race from both Democrats and Republicans is all about the political party only (in other words, voting for a political party into the White House) or is it about engaging voters from all walks of life to vote on the candidate’s platform, Democratic, Republican, or third party, that will work best for this country that will benefit them? Whoever becomes President of the United States to succeed Barack Obama will be the new employee to the American people for four years regardless of the political party.
The Democratic Party about to nominate a historic candidate. That candidate’s opponent not ready to accept that reality.
No, Hillary Clinton in 2008.
On the night, June 3, 2008, Barack Obama, the first African-American to lead a major party in this country, clinched the Democratic nomination and was declared the “presumptive nominee” by every major news outlet (and yes, that was with superdelegates), Clinton was not quite ready to give up the fight.
She touted her experience…
“[Y]ou asked yourself a simple question: Who will be the strongest candidate…. Who will be ready to take back the White House and take charge as commander-in-chief and lead our country to better tomorrows?”
… her argument that she won in competitive general-election states …
“[B]ecause of you, we won, together, the swing states necessary to get to 270 electoral votes.”
…and declined to drop out:
“Now, the question is: Where do we go from here? And given how far we’ve come and where we need to go as a party, it’s a question I don’t take lightly. This has been a long campaign, and I will be making no decisions tonight.
“But this has always been your campaign. So, to the 18 million people who voted for me, and to our many other supporters out there of all ages, I want to hear from you. I hope you’ll go to my Web site at HillaryClinton.com and share your thoughts with me and help in any way that you can.
“And in the coming days, I’ll be consulting with supporters and party leaders to determine how to move forward with the best interests of our party and our country guiding my way.”
And more likely Sanders will be consulting with his supporters and as well as his close advisors. We shall see what Sanders’ strategy will be after tonight’s primaries.In the meantime, the media should butt out!!