Watching Bernie Sanders deliver a speech in California after losing across the board last night reminds me of Inigo Montoya fighting The Six-Fingered Man.
Only Montoya actually wins.
Hillary has claimed the Democratic nomination. She has clinched the delegate count, and her super delegates are secure. There is approximately zero chance of Sanders convincing any of them to switch sides at this point.
Yet Bernie presses on.
He delivered a fiery speech in California, thanking supporters and acknowledging his two victories on Tuesday. But if Democrats believed the senator might be ready to suspend his campaign and if Donald Trump hoped he could woo Sanders’ coalition of young and independent voters, the senator disappointed them. He described the theme of Trump’s campaign as “bigotry,” and vowed to work to defeat him. But Sanders also said he could still defeat Clinton.
Thursday, Sanders will meet, at his request, with President Obama at the Oval Office, RealClearPolitics reported. I suppose the Vermont Senator might attempt to persuade Obama to hurry up the charges against Hillary so the indictment can come out just before the convention. Because other than dementia, that’s his only possibility.
And as they say in Vegas, Sanders has three chances of that happening: Slim, Fat and None. Slim and Fat just left the building.
Give up, Bernie. It’s over. Go home and turn the lights off on your way out.