An Open Letter to Bernie Sanders Supporters

If you need a little encouragement after Saturday…

Kurt Hackbarth, Escritor y Dramaturgo Writer and Playwright

Dear Friends:

Happy Monday and here’s to a new week. Yes, the Nevada results stung on Saturday. But it’s a testament to how far we’ve come that we are disappointed we didn’t come out on top in a state we were given absolutely no chance of winning a few short weeks ago  – and one whose popular vote Obama lost by 8 points in 2008.

After Nevada, the score stands at 1-1-1 and we are tied with Clinton in the pledged delegate count at 51 each (the superdelegate issue is a whole separate story). That’s 51 each, with a total of 2,032 delegates necessary to win the nomination. There are 47 states to go. Clearly, we are in the very early days of what is the ultimate long game: an American presidential nomination.

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Photo: Gage Skidmore

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2 thoughts on “An Open Letter to Bernie Sanders Supporters

  1. I’m afraid, however, that the superdelegate system is a means by which the establishment can override the voters and select their preference. Thus, Bernie must win by a margin that they cannot flip.

    1. True. But this is just another in which I feel his campaign is going to alter the electoral narrative in this country. Even if he doesn’t get the unconstitutional vote, he’s at least going to make a generation of new voters aware of the situation…

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