The Hillary Clinton backers who are calling on Bernie Sanders to quite the race even as he continues to win primaries seem to have forgotten 2008 when Clinton contested the election all the way to the final California primary. As for the charge that his supporters are too angry, remember the PUMA movement back in 2008? That stood for ‘Party Unity, My Ass!’ and was the name adopted by those Clinton supporters who vowed never to support Barack Obama. Their numbers ranged in the 40%, far higher than the number of Sanders supporters who currently say they won’t vote for Clinton. In the end, those who voted for Clinton in the 2008 primary ended up splitting 83%-16% in favor of Obama over John McCain.
Seth Meyers discusses the absurd media freak out about the fact that Sanders is not quitting the race.
But Sanders is still drawing large and enthusiastic crowds to his rallies and these are important signs of the strength of his message against the corporate dominance of American (and Democratic party) politics. People need to be fired up about these issues and voters in the remaining primary states deserve the chance to have their voices heard.