The disdain for Hillary Clinton, even among her own party, cannot be suppressed this year, even by political revolution leader Bernie Sanders. The Clinton corruption, scandals and now the DNC emails proving that they colluded against the Sanders have left an opinion with many voters that she is unfit to be president. Oddly enough, Donald Trump has called Clinton “unfit,” and he has certainly been proven right about many topics this election season.
One of the attendees in the crowd that Bernie was addressing when he said to support Hillary Clinton, was having none of it.
In response to the boos after Bernie stated that it’s time to unite behind Hillary Clinton, he said:
“Brothers and sisters, this is the real world that we live in!”
That’s right Bernie, it is the real world we’re living in, and in this real world we do not want a corrupt life long bureaucrat to lead our country. You may have held significant influence over your supporters in the past, but one thing you cannot convince them to do is support Hillary Clinton, the very representation of everything you claiming to be fighting against.
The liberal rag, Washington Post, reports:
Bernie Sanders spoke to a large group of his supporters on Monday in Philadelphia. The crowd cheered as Sanders ran through all of the successes he and his self-professed “political revolution” had run up this year: the millions of votes he won, the reduction in superdelegates, the takeover of state parties by Sanders supporters.
Then came time for the pivot. Sanders tried to tell the crowd that now was the time to line up behind Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Timothy M. Kaine. Boos cascaded down. Shouts of “no!” And then a Sanders chant started up.
Sanders was at a loss. Here he was telling his most loyal supporters what needed to happen next in order to unify the party and beat Donald Trump. And they weren’t listening. They wanted revolution. Now, not later.
What was clear for anyone watching Sanders’s unsuccessful attempts to calm the churning among his supporters is that the revolution he started is no longer one he can totally control. Or maybe even control at all.
This is the nature of centering a presidential campaign — or any campaign, really — on the absolute necessity of radical political change. Sanders, who has been working within the political system — albeit it on the outskirts — for decades, gets that at the end of a losing campaign, you line up behind the person who won. That’s just how things work.