On Friday morning, Democratic Presidential runner up Bernie Sanders said he would be voting for Hillary Clinton in November, according to Politico.
This is his first admission showing he understands he will not be able to win nomination for the Democratic party.
While this may come as shocking news to some, this seemed to be a path Sanders just could not avoid in recent weeks. Although an Independent Senator, he was never going to pledge support for GOP nominee Donald Trump. Sanders has fought hard against Clinton for months now, but Trump is not the test for the Democrats. If Clinton wins in November, it will be a pivotal moment for the party.
Sanders supporters have a very unfavorable view of Clinton, and while most will concede and vote for her simply because it keeps Trump out of office, one must understand that the Democratic party has a responsibility to further represent Sanders’ following, for they are of vital importance to Clinton’s victory.
It seems as if now, the party is somewhat unified to keep Trump out of office, which is commendable to say the least. However, if Clinton were to win in November and strictly follow her agenda, her administration would most likely lose significant support.
Simply, Clinton must do something to appease the Bernie bros whether she shows it over the next few months or if she wins in November.
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Charlie May recently graduated from the Ramapo College of New Jersey, receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. His main focus is politics, national security, foreign affairs, money in politics, and investigative pieces. He hopes to bring a fresh, unique perspective to Bold.