Dr. Jill Stein’s campaign headquarters in south Philadelphia looked exactly as you would expect – megaphones lined one wall. There was an improvised recycling station. Everyone looked like a hipster stereotype, but older. Around ten members of the campaign were trying to figure out Stein’s schedule for Wednesday – is it a live stream or a TV interview […]
On the 25-minute walk from the train station to the convention, a swarm of incredulous Sanders delegates could be seen walking back the other way from the Wells Fargo Center, after the Vermont senator decided to end the roll call vote and nominate Hillary Clinton for the presidency.
“His hands are tied,” Green said about Sanders. “He’s endorsed Hillary and he can’t say anything bad about her because he would still like to be part of the political race. He’s leaving up to us. He knows we will not follow Hillary.”
Clinton, the Democratic National Committee, and a clean, cohesive electoral narrative would have all benefited from a Sanders withdrawal on Tuesday after losses in California and New Jersey. However, that doesn’t mean that extending his campaign another week until the D.C. primary, or even another month until the convention in Philadelphia, will hurt “party unity.” A few more Bernie rallies here and there may not be pretty, but he should be able to campaign until July without the establishment worrying about the possible effects.