This week Politico ran a piece claiming that Democratic Party insiders are urging Bernie Sanders not to take his campaign fight to Philly. Writing for Politico, Steven Shepard reported that a panel of activists and strategists who believe Hillary will ultimately win the primary are worried that a protracted post-primary clash for the nomination could hurt Clinton in the general election. According to Shepard, half of Democratic insiders believe Sanders should end his campaign before the final primary in Washington D.C. on June 14 and another 39 percent think he should quit right after the D.C. Primary, but before the party's national convention.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to conclude that the most likely scenario come June 14th will be that neither Hillary nor Bernie will have the requisite 2382 pledged delegates.
The Atlantic posed a similar question, “Will Sanders Stay in the Race, or Will He Go?” In an article that mentions Clinton's lead while emphasizing Sanders' recent winning streak of seven consecutive primary and caucus states, the tone suggests that Sanders still has a chance to win the nomination, albeit slim.
But it doesn't take a rocket scientist to conclude that the most likely scenario come June 14th will be that neither Hillary nor Bernie will have the requisite 2382 pledged delegates. Barring some major upset, when June 15th rolls around, Clinton will likely end up with about 2150 delegates. This will give her a 250 delegate lead over Sanders, but she'll still be short some 230 or so delegates to win the nomination.
If Bernie decides to take this fight to Philly, it will be up to the superdelegates to decide. The folks in the media, on the Clinton campaign, and in the Democratic Party's hierarchy telling you a different story are just pulling your leg—charts and graphs and red-faced finger wagging aside.
So now, we'd like to know what our readers think.
Should Sanders take this to the national convention in the City of Brotherly Love or should he throw in the towel at some point before the convention. Weigh in—fill in this quick poll.
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