While many are ready to count Bernie Sanders out in the Democratic primary, the Sanders campaign just keeps chugging on, winning states and taking delegates left and right.
At time of posting, Sanders held a 15.4 percent lead over his opponent Hillary Clinton. Though Clinton continues to lead by a wide margin in pledged delegates, this continued support of Sanders proves that there is a strong vein of progressive liberals in the party. If Clinton becomes the nominee, she will need to do significant work to convince these anti-establishment voters that she has genuine concern for the issues they care about. So far, she has failed to do so.
Whether or not Sanders becomes the Democratic nominee, he says that he intends to fight for every last vote and take his platform to the Democratic convention in order to advocate for a more progressive agenda.
“We now have won primaries and caucuses in 19 states. Let me be as clear as I can be. We are in this campaign to win the Democratic nomination.”
Sanders still has a long road ahead, all of it uphill, but the campaign has seen strong support in many of the remaining states. We can expect to see more victories in the future for the underdog candidate.