Bernie Sanders needs to campaign harder than ever, because the Democratic Party will need him, especially after the media frenzy pertaining to emails and indictments.
Bernie Sanders' wins in West Virginia and Nebraska show that the fight for the Democratic nomination isn't going to be over until the California primary next month.
Simply put: if Sanders arrives at the convention with more pledged delegates than Clinton, the Democratic Party will be forced to nominate him.
First, let's talk about math. To date, Bernie Sanders has won over 45 percent of the pledged delegates. That means Sanders needs to win approximatel...
The prospect of electing Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders will likely result in political repercussions, among progressive voters searching for alternatives, and among a disenchanted base.
If what Bernie can now accomplish is not about winning the nomination, but about influencing Hillary and the Democratic Party, how does his present strategy of continuing to talk about pulling off a great political upset with the help of the superdelegates help him in that effort?
Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in Indiana on Tuesday. The Senator from Vermont cashed in on his overwhelming support from independent voters, who are allowed to participate in Indiana's open primary.
Hillary represents timid incrementalism at a time when the people are restless for bold transformational change, and at a time when such dramatic change is needed to ensure our survival as a species. Fortunately, we have another choice.
Sanders hangs his claim on defining "contested convention" in a way it never has been before and ignoring the way voting takes place at the convention.
Sometime, between now and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, there will almost certainly be a deal between the Sanders forces and the Clinton forces. The $64,000 question is: What are the forces of progress going to get out of the deal?
Presidential primaries will be wrapping up in the next couple months. And looking ahead to the summer, the political party conventions will be where candidates are officially nominated. Conventions can be exciting to watch if you know what's going on.
Hillary Clinton worked for party unity, but only after a very hard-fought and contentious primary season. I offer these reminders up, because now she finds herself in the opposite role. And it seems like everyone's memory has gone fuzzy when recalling the final two months of the 2008 race.
There comes a time in every presidential campaign that finds itself increasingly away from the finish line to reassess their chances. This is precisely what Hillary Clinton had to do eight years ago when then-Senator Barack Obama created an insurmountable lead in the Democratic primary and kept a lock on his superdelegates heading into the convention.
Love him or hate him, Bernie undeniably shook up the presidential race, giving frontrunner Hillary Clinton a real run for her money and pushing her to become, some say, more liberal on issues like the minimum wage and campaign finance.
Sanders lost big in New York. To clinch the nomination, he'd have to win roughly 60 percent of the remaining pledged (not super) delegates, with primaries in unfavorable states like Pennsylvania and Maryland looming. In other words, Sanders is now a complete long-shot.
It has only become apparent recently to supporters of Senator Sanders that super delegates have no obligation to acknowledge or respect the outcome of a primary or caucus in their States. But, for better or worse, those are the rules. Clearly, those rules should be changed.