Seeds: The concession speech, a tried and true tradition of American politics. The poor sucker who didn’t receive quite enough votes to win makes his/her way up the podium, swallows their pride, and (in the case of a primary) endorses their adversary or (in the case of a general election) accepts their loserdom as gracefully as possible. Some are more successful than others.
Core: Yesterday, Senator Bernie Sanders, you know, the Snow White of politics (think about it, he has hair as white as snow and the ability to summon wildlife), endorsed his rival in the Democratic primaries, Hillary Clinton. Sanders’ endorsement comes as an attempt to bring Clinton and Sanders supporters together, unifying the Democratic Party against its Republican opponent, Donald Trump.
Skin: Although, in an attempt to unify the party, Sanders was given an unparalleled amount of power in the creation of the Democratic National Convention’s platform. As a result, many Bernie supporters continue to feel as though Sanders “sold out” when he endorsed Clinton.
Leaves: A recent Pew Research Poll revealed that 85% of Bernie supporters planned on voting for Clinton in November; however, very few seem very keen on casting their vote. Some Sanders supporters even plan on voting for Trump in November with the hopes that Trump’s inexperience will lead ruin the American political landscape, sparking the “political revolution” upon which Sanders based his campaign’s platform.
Food For Thought: Do you think that Sanders endorsement will make a big difference in Clinton’s campaign? Is there still hope for Bernie’s “political revolution”?
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