Sanders quote

(Source: Twitter)

I admire the way Bernie Sanders has conducted his campaign to be the Democratic nominee, and support may of his policies. However, it’s time for him to admit it’s over and to step down.

He’s complaining that super-delegates are not fair. He’s complaining that Hillary Clinton should not be called the presumptive nominee yet because until the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia at the end of July those super-delegates will not have voted. Technically he’s correct, but his reasoning is warped. Clinton has not only beaten Sanders with super-delegates, she’s beaten him with pledged delegates. The majority of those who have voted in the Democratic primaries and caucuses chose Clinton. Yes, she has achieved a majority by counting super-delegates, but in order for Sanders to win he would have to rely on the super-delegates to overturn the popular vote.

It’s got to the stage where Sanders is coming across as a sore loser. He did a good job. He motivated a lot of people. But more people want Hillary Clinton to be the Democratic nominee.

If he’s still there saying he’s going to “carry on to the convention” when President Obama comes out in support of Clinton in the next couple of days he will look a fool.

This has got nothing to do with progressing the socialist cause either, it’s become about himself. He’s already in a position where he will be given a good spot at the convention, but that’s no big deal in the long run. How much sympathy do you think he’s going to get in the Senate over the next four years if he carries on fighting against Clinton over the next six weeks?

Step down gracefully Bernie, and maintain the respect you’ve deservedly gained before you lose it.