Trump’s biggest nightmare has become a reality as the Hillary Clinton campaign and Bernie Sanders have announced that they will be campaigning together in New Hampshire.
The Clinton campaign released a statement confirming the rally with Sanders, “On Tuesday, July 12, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will join Hillary Clinton for a campaign event at Portsmouth High School to discuss their commitment to building an America that is stronger together and an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top.”
At virtually the same time, Sen. Sanders released a statement, “U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday will join Hillary Clinton for a campaign event at Portsmouth High School to discuss their commitment to building an America that is stronger together and an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top.”
Two statements with nearly the same message was not an accident. There are some Sanders supporters who are endorsement deniers out there, but it’s clear that Sen. Sanders will be endorsing Hillary Clinton tomorrow.
The fight on the convention floor that many of the extremists on the left were hoping for is not going to happen because Sen. Sanders got much of what he wanted. Sanders got the Democratic platform to embrace a $15/hour minimum wage. He and Clinton melded their college affordability and health care plans together to form proposals that were better than each candidate had put forward on their own.
What many Sanders supporters don’t understand about the history of populist political movements is that their success doesn’t come from seizing control of a political party. Historically speaking, success is defined as having the populist proposals adopted by the party.
Sen. Sanders understood this fact of history. It is the reason why he ran as a Democrat. His stated goal has always been to move the Democratic Party.
He was successful. Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party have embraced many of his ideas, which is why Bernie Sanders is campaigning with Clinton tomorrow.
The Sanders political revolution will go on to fight to make their ideas legislative reality, but Democrats have unified around a common platform. The rally on Tuesday will send the message that now it’s time to focus on winning.
Trump’s efforts to divide the Democratic Party have failed. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are going to stand together in New Hampshire. The Republican nominee’s worst nightmare is about to come true as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are going to be united in the common purpose of defeating him in November.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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