According to CNN, Bernie Sanders has raised a lot of money for his campaign.
“The Vermont senator began his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination last year with a sizable financial disadvantage compared to front-runner Hillary Clinton…But the Sanders campaign slowly and steadily eroded the former secretary of state’s fundraising advantage.”
CNN adds that, presently, Sanders and Clinton are essentially tied in total campaign contributions, with each campaign producing in more than $180 million for their presidential bids by the end of March. The article also notes that even though Sanders has caught up with Clinton, she is still a fundraising powerhouse.
Unfortunately for Sanders, it looks like all that money may go to waste. Hillary Clinton had a huge win in New York on Tuesday, and many people doubt Sanders can now get enough delegates. Slate says that Sanders needs to realize that it’s over.
“Hillary Clinton posted a 15-point win in New York on Tuesday, a performance that came with victories of both the moral and mathematical variety. Bernie Sanders is promising to fight on—perhaps even all the way to the convention—but a close look at the numbers suggests that the Democratic race is now all over but the shouting.”
When Slate does the math, it looks very unlikely that Bernie Sanders will catch up with Hillary Clinton in terms of total delegates. Even though some of the commenters after the article think it’s too early to count out Bernie Sanders entirely, most agree with the author.
“You can’t win, Bernie. It’s time for you to stop attacking Hillary for having worked within the system,” says Susan Lowe.
“He sounded a conciliatory note in his speech yesterday. I think he’s nearing the last stage of grief and will pretty soon come around to acceptance,” claims Komrade Elephant.
Cody Derespina of Fox News says Sanders is now running a “who-cares” campaign.
“While Sanders has not been mathematically eliminated from the Democratic primary, his battle going forward isn’t just uphill, it’s up Mount Everest. Sanders needs to win 72 percent of all remaining delegates to secure the 2,383 delegates required to lock up the nomination. Short of that, he’d have to convince the army of superdelegates supporting Clinton to switch their allegiance, which experts view as a tough, if not impossible, proposition.”
The article adds that if Sanders stays on, he will only continue to divide the Democrat party. Hillary Clinton believes that Sanders’ supporters will soon bury the hatchet and support her. However, there is still a lot of Hillary bashing from Sanders supporters on Twitter.
Even though Hillary Clinton’s win of the Democratic nomination is inevitable, CNBC says she still has a big problem.
“Even though it’s inevitable that Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic nomination for president, she still has a big problem: The party’s future already seems to have passed her by. It’s clear Bernie Sanders and his more progressive wing of liberalism is the present and future of the Democratic Party, and that’s even more obvious when you look at how Sanders dominates the polls among younger voters,” claims columnist Jake Novak.
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