Bernie Sanders, Like Rocky Balboa, Won’t Give Up And Throw The Fight

Photo by joshq36 via youtube.com
Photo by joshq36 via youtube.com

Boxers don’t give up when they are losing a fight. Football teams don’t give up when they’re 10 points behind. Long distance runners don’t give up because they are in third place. In the world of business, successful startups don’t give up because they lost a few sales. Giving up is not exactly a mainstream American philosophy. Quite the opposite.

Harry Ried, Cokie Roberts, Dianne Feinstein, and many other Hillary Clinton supporters, have each suggested Bernie Sanders should “just give up.” They rely on fuzzy math and subjective opinions to justify their claims Bernie can’t win, and ignore the potential for indictments against Hillary Clinton as the FBI continues to investigate the legality of her email server. As any athlete will tell you, anything can happen, and you don’t give up.

The “just give up” philosophy is based on wishful thinking. Bernie, who polls show can beat Donald Trump easily, has no real reason to give up his run for the Presidency. Sympathy for Hillary Clinton doesn’t qualify as a particularly good reason. If Hillary Clinton can’t win the needed number of pledged delegates, is that a reason to give up? If Hillary Clinton is being charged with deceit and greed by Donald Trump, is that a reason to give up? If Hillary Clinton is feeling frazzled, is that a reason for Bernie Sanders to give up?

Harry Reid, Cokie Roberts, and Diane Feinstein apparently don’t have a good understanding of DNC rules. Counting pledge delegates only, neither candidate has the numbers needed to win the Democratic convention. Super delegates don’t vote until the convention.

Reid stated,
“I’ve never been too good at math, but I can figure that one out. I think he better do a little mathing.”
Clearly, Harry Reid is no English major, but sadly, his math skills are actually worse than he thinks. Not only do super delegates not vote “until” the convention, he also doesn’t consider the number of undeclared super delegates, in the range of 300. The super delegate commitments aren’t there yet. In all honesty, the true commitments won’t be there until the convention voting takes place. Until then, the promises mean nothing.

Reid, who has endorsed Clinton, didn’t “demand” Sanders to drop out. Reid doesn’t actually have that kind authority. Neither does any one else. All the Clinton supporter whining comes down to is a lot of empty words and opinions that carry no real weight.

Bernie Sanders is a fighter, and, as a true American, doesn’t give up just because the going gets tough, and ignores the empty messages of naysayers. Feel the Bern!!

Keith D. Foote

Keith is also a freelance writer. He has written an alternative physics book titled the Ultra-Space Field Theory, and 2 sci-fi novels. Keith has been following politics, and political promises, for the last forty years. He gave up his car, preferring to bicycle and use public transport. Keith enjoys yoga, mini adventures, spirituality, and chocolate ice cream.

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