I’ll admit, the AP declaring Hillary Clinton the “presumptive nominee,” as they did last night was anti-climatic. I would’ve rather them waiting until all votes were cast today before making that declaration. As much as I like talking shit about Bernie Sanders, in the immediate wake of last night’s AP announcement it would’ve been like talking shit after having an orgasm while fumbling to put on a condom.
You can’t look a woman in the eye and try to suggest that you tore that ass up after that. So, I chilled. Yep, I’ll be quiet. But, after tonight, I’ll be talking again while I spike the proverbial football.
So here we are today and the declaration by the AP and NBC released prior to any votes being cast in six states is seen as some grand conspiracy by supporters of Bernie Sanders. It’s predictable that they would make such an assertion. After all, the Sanders campaign has levied innuendo after innuendo and accusations after accusations of misconduct on the part of the DNC. According to them, the declaration of Clinton being the presumptive nominee was an attempt to suppress the vote of would-be supporters of Sanders in the six states hosting the final primary .
Interestingly enough, it was only a week ago when Sanders said explicitly that the primary electoral process was not “rigged.” However, you’d have a very hard time convincing supporters of Sanders that this isn’t true. To hear them tell it, the DNC has done everything to assure that Clinton is the nominee. You know, because Debbie Wasserman-Schultz probably has something against democracy, men, and Jews.
And to that point, today, we now have Sanders telling his supporters to disregard the media’s attempt to coronate Clinton. Sanders says that we shouldn’t pay attention to the result of polling of superdelegates who are obviously overwhelmingly supportive of Clinton.
What’s particularly hilarious to me is that while Sanders is saying this, he continues to argue that superdelegates should overlook the will of the voters and rely solely on polls that show Sanders doing better against Trump than Clinton in a hypothetical general election matchup.
Now, having said that, can you imagine LeBron James bitching about the 3-point line being too close after the Cleveland Cavaliers was thrashed by the Golden State Warriors the other day? Sounds ridiculous, right? Well, that’s exactly how Bernie Sanders sounds when I see him making his argument against superdelegates. Which is extremely funny, because, he is a superdelegate. While Sanders’s superdelegate logic may have Clinton “perplexed,” as she says, it isn’t to me. Because I told you it was over well before now; and, of course, that Sanders is desperate and petty.