The Fire Still Berns

In this photo taken May 20, 2015, Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., poses for a portrait before an interview with The Associated Press in Washington. For Democrats who had hoped to lure Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a presidential campaign, independent Sen. Bernie Sanders might be the next best thing. Sanders, who is opening his official presidential campaign Tuesday in Burlington, Vermont, aims to ignite a grassroots fire among left-leaning Democrats wary of Hillary Rodham Clinton. He is laying out an agenda in step with the party's progressive wing and compatible with Warren's platform _ reining in Wall Street banks, tackling college debt and creating a government-financed infrastructure jobs program. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

On the heels of Senator Bernie Sanders’s recent Democratic Primary wins in Washington State, Alaska and Hawaii, the corporate media still beat the drum that he cannot win in a general election. This, despite polls showing he can defeat both Cruz and Trump in a general election match up. Make no mistake, Sanders is in this to win it. He is out of the race only when the math (legitimately) says he is out. At present, the delegate count has Secretary Clinton with the lead boasting 1712, and Bernie closing in with 1011. The magic number for the Democratic nod is 2383, with 2042 still up for grabs.

For the mainstream media and their sycophants to assert that Sanders is kaput is ridiculous with the sheer number of delegates that remains up from grabs. Alas, this is their job. This serves media financial interests; supporting Clinton who would surely be in bed with them, as is par for course among the corporate [sponsored] ruling elites. For the US populous to elect a man such as Sanders could spell the end of their tax holiday and casino economy good times. Sen. Sanders has been ahead of the curve on social issues, and what’s more, has been on point regarding America’s financial woes for decades now. He enjoys the support of young and old, educated and laymen alike.

His support stems from the fact that he tells is like it is. He calls out the billionaire “bankster” class that has made our once great Federal Republic into nothing but a bloated militaristic Oligarchy. He sees the danger that man made climate change poses to our very existence. He sees how the banks, corporations, health insurers, college debt, and the military industrial complex have pulled the wool over our eyes, and he is out there on the campaign trail exposing it every day, just as he exposes them on the floor of the US Senate House. In his campaign, he does not take billionaire cash nor any form of corporate monies. He is funded by the citizens, and not Citizens United. He is a rare thing: an honest politician who fights for the people and not the lobbies.

Can Bernie win? Of course he can. There are still thousands of delegates to garner. Large, liberal and working class leaning states have yet to hold their Democratic primaries. Illinois, New York, California, among others, all hold the potential to put Sanders over the top in the delegate count, thus making him the Democratic nominee for President at the convention. Rest assured, if he does get the nomination, the debates he will have against the GOP clown of choice will be like watching a train wreck; an enjoyable, laugh inducing train wreck. The GOP nominee will be crushed by Sen. Sanders in debates, and in the general election. If one feels the Bern, you are encouraged to get out there and vote him into the Democratic nomination.

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