Bernie Sanders finally says that not only will he "do everything" to defeat Donald Trump, but to elect Hillary Clinton:
"We have got to do everything that we can to defeat Donald Trump and elect Hillary Clinton," the Vermont senator said in an interview Thursday with Bloomberg's Albert R. Hunt for PBS's "Charlie Rose" program. "I don't honestly know how we would survive four years of a Donald Trump" as president.In case you haven't figured it out yet, the timing of this means that Senator Principles has not, in fact, been holding out to influence the Democratic agenda he already damn well knows is strongly in alignment with his own, but because he was waiting to see if Hillary Clinton would be indicted over her emails.
The endorsement, which may come as soon as next week, would provide a long-awaited unity moment for party members frustrated by Sanders' lingering campaign. Sanders has spent the weeks since Clinton clinched the nomination in early June working to influence the party's governing agenda.
Leaving him as the Democratic Party's de facto nominee.
I realize Sanders isn't much for taking advice, but maybe he should take some all the same from our President:
[Tweet includes image of President Obama campaigning with Hillary Clinton; they are clasping hands over their heads. Text on the graphic, attributed to the President, reads: "My faith in Hillary Clinton has always been rewarded."]