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Harry Reid tells Bernie to 'do a little mathing' and 'give up.'
Don't listen to him, Bernie!
Because the Democrat primaries were rigged from the start, Bernie has no chance of winning. Barring indictment, and probably regardless of it, Hillary will be the 2016 nominee. As we've discussed before, Bernie is after something, but he has to know that the nomination simply isn't in the cards.
Still, he fights on. ...And it sounds like the Democrat establishment is getting sick of his persistence. According to Harry Reid, it's time for Bernie to go home, put on his nightshirt and slippers, set up the TV tray, find 'the clicker,' and yell at the news from the comfort of his well-worn La-Z-Boy.
"Sometimes you just have to give up," the Senate minority leader told the Associated Press on Wednesday about Sanders’ chances. "I've never been too good at math but I can figure that one out. I think he better do a little mathing.”
Reid, who has endorsed Clinton, said that while Sanders has the right to continue his campaign through the Democratic National Convention in July, he shouldn’t.
“No, I don't think he should. I don't know what that's going to prove. Sometimes you just have to give up. I've lost before. The numbers aren't there,” Reid said.
Clearly, the staunchly anti-exercise equipment Senator is right when it comes to the math. Barring some sort of calamity, there's simply no way for Bernie to make up his delegate deficit.
What Reid doesn't understand - probably because he's a train wreck who believes in nothing aside from his own bottom line - is that clinching the nomination isn't Bernie's only goal. We keep making the point, but Sanders is a socialist true believer. Sure, he'd like to win, but for him the 2016 race is as much about advancing his ideology as it is about victory. As long as he's on the stage, he can attract people to his cause.
We sincerely hope that Bernie refuses to give up, because he also serves a purpose for Hillary's opponents. As long as he's out there, the Democrats will continue to fracture. The deeper those divisions become, the better off we'll all be.
So, please Bernie. Don't call it a day just yet.