... that the nomination is lost - by whatever means he thought he still had a chance to win it.
His only path left (in his mind) was flipping the SDs based on a BIG California win - and it's not happening.
to get HRC more committed to progressive values his supporters want. It would be a good move for her.
Instead of promising third-way values that will probably never happen with the current congressional makeup, tell people you will fight like hell for progressive values that even though they won't happen either, at least people will see your honesty and passion.
Its late, I know I am not making much sense in what I am trying to say.
...and a little justice would not hurt, but he definitely said he would be fighting for votes and delegates through DC.
But Cornel West having anything to do with the platform or a speaking role at the convention is a non starter. Lest we forget who is still running the show and I'm sure he has not forgotten or forgiven West's slurs.
Outside of that I hope Bernie and his supporters are made to feel welcomed and a part of the process. Outside of West, whatever they want.
he has a path to the nomination
Seriously, what's wrong with people here? No one expected him to concede tonight. Really, not a single person in the know did. That's not how you do things. Ever!
It's bad form to crap on your supporters like that. Not to mention really stupid if you expect them to respect you and get behind your guidance in the future.
Let's give Bernie some room to work things out, and see how things shake out, ok?
His supporters are hurting tonight, it's all fresh and raw to a lot of them. Not everyone fully understood the dynamics before tonight. A little respect would go a long way.
i realize respect has zero to do the couple of handfuls of people here on both sides, who seem to want to make it personal and be mean to each other. Frankly, all of you make DU suck when you act like that. You folks need to stop your crap. You're just making yourselves look either petty or foolish at this point.
It's done. My congratulations or condolences, depending on your candidate. If you're a decent person, I can respect your joy, or sorrow with empathy. I've been in both of your shoes before. I get it. Really, I do.
If your one of those couple of handfuls on both sides who want to keep fighting, it's time for you to stop being jerks and focus on November. Most of the rest of us are ready to move on and work on defeating Trump.
fighting only to influence the platform, not win with SDs. How can anyone think Sanders is dumb enough to think he could use SDs to override the people? This is old style politics and negotiation. You say all kinds of wild shit to increase your leverage in the negotiations, then you make nice when it's finally all over and you've gotten as much as you can. He just wants to leave his mark on the Party. The speech he gave tonight reflects that strategy. He didn't attack Hillary. He focused on what he wants for the country and the party. The fight at the convention he mentioned is over the platform. Not the nomination. Anyone who would think Sanders really wants to use SDs to override the will of the people must think Sanders is insane. He isn't. He's just trying to get leverage.