Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday vowed to continue his fight for the Democratic nomination beyond the primary season, telling reporters at a news conference in Los Angeles that he plans to go after Hillary Clinton's superdelegates.
Clinton currently has 2,313 total delegates -- 1,769 of which are pledged and 544 of which are superdelegates -- and she is expected to cross the 2,383-delgate threshold in the next few days to clinch the nomination. But Sanders, who has 1,501 pledged delegates and only 46 superdelegates, says he can still woo enough of her superdelegates between now and the Democratic convention in July to swing the nomination his way.
It's a tall order.
It is not just a tall order, it is an impossible order. (By the way after the Virgin Island primary Hillary picked up seven more so her total is now 1,776 pledged delegates.)
All Sanders can hope to accomplish with his take no prisoners attitude is to cause disruptions and chaos at the convention to the great amusement of the Republican party.
If he hopes to weaken the party that so graciously allowed him to run under their banner, and their eventual candidate, this is how you do it.
P.S. I heard a pundit today say that the difference between Hillary Clinton accepting her inevitable defeat in 2008 and graciously nominating Barack Obama, is that she still hoped to have a future in the Democratic party, whereas Sanders on the other hand is an elderly man with nothing to lose as he is not even really a Democrat.
P.P.S. It looks like some folks are tired of Sanders' shit.
I think we are going to see a lot more of this in the coming days and weeks..@BernieSanders just tried 2 take the stage at a Spanish-language festival at Plaza Mexico. He was denied. Staffer said, "This is OUR event"— Sam Sanders (@samsanders) June 5, 2016
P.P.P.S. By the way this is a recent tweet from Elizabeth Warren.
Make of it what you will.This is what Democrats united to beat @realDonaldTrump look like. Get ready, Donald – we're coming. pic.twitter.com/p8dFtvr9NV— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) June 5, 2016
Update: Hillary wins Puerto Rico. And the hits just keep on coming.