“…the numbers are against Bernie. Not the numbers of Democratic activists and voters, but the numbers tabulated by the Democratic party’s official rules….”
Bernie Sanders wants and maybe deserves the Democratic presidential nomination. But Bernie does have a Plan B. Bernie’s Plan B is now and has always been supporting Hillary Clinton. Bernie said it a year ago, he repeated it last week, and he’s said it scores of times in between. It’s not a new plan , and his reason is not a new reason. Any Democrat, Bernie says including Hillary is better than any Republican.
It’s a good thing Bernie does have a Plan B, because despite matching or exceeding Hillary’s open fundraising numbers (not counting super PACS and dark money) , despite beating Hillary in a number of crucial demographics, and regardless of the fact that Bernie polls better than Hillary against the likely Republican candidates, Bernie will almost certainly NOT be the Democratic nominee in 2016.
You see, the numbers are against Bernie. Not the numbers of Democratic activists and voters, but the numbers tabulated by the Democratic party’s official rules. Those rules over the last generation have been drafted and crafted, honed and reworked by the same banksters, lobbyists, and plutocrat shot callers who have successfully resisted leftish challenges inside the Democratic party on the local and national level for decades.