about a third, of the people sitting for the Platform Drafting Committee, and Democrats are talking seriously about whether Rep. Wasserman Schultz should stay as DNC chair. It's already understood that as a Senator, Sanders has some say over a Clinton cabinet, but as her main primary opponent, I guess his word has a bit of weight (but not ultimate veto power--how would that even look?)
But the actual "fight" doesn't appear to be laid to bed yet, either. Sanders has called for a re-canvassing of the votes of the narrowly-decided Kentucky contest, but I'm not entirely sure to what end. A "win" might only change the allocation by a couple delegates, and that's not nearly what he needs. There's also some hard feelings over Clinton declining to debate Sanders before the CA primary in a format televised by Fox News. Well, she agreed to another debate but I can't think of a reason in the world why she wouldn't balk at doing one hosted by Fox goddamn News before CA. Perhaps Team Sanders is hoping a California debate will do him all the good the Brooklyn debate did for him in the NY primary? (Clinton already leads there, as she does in New Jersey. It's over regardless, Sanders is no longer at the point where an upset a la Michigan does him much good--not without something really catastrophic happening, and what kind of weirdo is actually banking on that?)
What Sanders is getting for his admirable stick-to-it-iveness is a lot of credit--to a point. He's already stated that party unity is Hillary Clinton's job to align--not his, and makes a point of saying that "Democracy is messy". Do I ever sympathize--what's the saying? I know I don't belong to an organized party--I belong to the Democratic party. I'll already admit that getting some Sanders backers and Clinton backers on a similar page (much less the exact same one) is going to be like herding cats. But I am not sure I see the point in the protests that are being planned.
I live in Philadelphia, born and raised. This city is both very Democratic, and not at all tolerant of fools. There are ways to do intelligent protest here and I don't count on outsiders to not fuck it up. And I don't even know what concession they might want, other than the crowning of the guy that did not win the nomination. Which is not either small nor large "D" democratic.
Maybe Hillary Clinton isn't, in the world of the woke, as entitled to a party-centered love-in like Barack Obama got in 2012--although you might need to point out for my particular personal edification and benefit where she is politically and policy-wise different from him (bring lots of notes--it will amuse us for hours). She may be flawed (as folks are) and battered, like people who survived a couple of decades of unfair and deeply personal attacks are; but nota bene: Bernie Sanders is not immune to oppo or character assassination in the press. Team Clinton just never had to do him like that to win.
The revolution isn't one battle, but a lot of them. Sometimes you don't vote for your best friend, but against your mortal enemy--and for some people, this election is a mortal issue. Is your pride or your adopted principles worth more than the creature comforts of someone less privileged than you? Are you fucking shit up for "their own good"--or yours? What I am saying is--
What side are you on, boys--what side are you on?