Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. (photo: Scott Olson/Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
Steve Weissman | Reader Supported News | April 24, 2016
hile Bernie Sanders still has a statistical chance to win the Democratic nomination, the time has come to face the big question. How will those of us who support Bernie respond to the likely contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump?
The answer depends. What will Bernie choose to do in the coming weeks and months? And how badly do millions of ordinary Americans – black, Latino, Asian, white, and mixed – want the political revolution that a grumpy old Socialist Jew proclaimed?
Bernie’s choices are limited. When he decided to run in the Democratic primaries, many purists like Chris Hedges condemned him for embracing the dark side. Had Bernie run as an independent, would he have enjoyed anywhere near the same impact? Absolutely not. But he did pay a price, going easy on Obama and all the money the president had taken from Wall Street in his first campaign. Hillary used Obama’s ties to the street of Capitalist dreams as an easy way to justify her own funding and speaking fees.