As we shared earlier, Hillary Clinton has now reached the 2,383 delegate threshold required to become the Democrat party nominee for the 2016 presidential race, becoming the first woman ever to
rig receive the nomination of a major U.S. political party.
It was the most definitive sign yet that the math simply will not and can not work for Bernie in this race. But even as the news of Hillary hitting the delegate mark spreads like wildfire, rival Bernie Sanders is saying: Not. So. Fast.
Of course, we already know math isn’t Bernie’s strong suit.
Via The Blaze:
An Associated Press count of pledged delegates in primaries and caucuses this year, as well as her superdelegate support, showed tonight that she had reached the required 2,383 to become the presumptive nominee.“It is unfortunate that the media, in a rush to judgement, are ignoring the Democratic National Committee’s clear statement that it is wrong to count the votes of superdelegates before they actually vote at the convention this summer,” he said in a statement. Briggs signaled that the Sanders campaign will do what it can to change the minds of superdelegates before the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia in July.
“Secretary Clinton does not have and will not have the requisite number of pledged delegates to secure the nomination,” he said. “She will be dependent on superdelegates who do not vote until July 25 and who can change their minds between now and then. They include more than 400 superdelegates who endorsed Secretary Clinton 10 months before the first caucuses and primaries and long before any other candidate was in the race.
“Our job from now until the convention is to convince those superdelegates that Bernie is by far the strongest candidate against Donald Trump.”
The Clinton campaign refused to take a victory lap Monday. Clinton tweeted that they’re “flattered,” but added that there’s still work to do, particularly in a swath of primaries tomorrow including California.
In another tweet, Clinton said, “we are on the brink of a historic moment, but we still have work to do.”
Let me (Michelle Jesse) translate for you. What Hillary really means is:
We acknowledge that despite having clinched the nomination in large part due to superdelegates — party insiders who don’t dare cross The Queen — we are still at major risk of being hugely embarrassed by losing yet another primary to Bernie Sanders. So by all means, don’t mistake this as humility; it’s an acknowledgement from a woman who has proven such a knack for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
As an aside, who out there would love to see Bernie Sanders go all the way to the convention and Democrat/Clinton machine just a bit more?
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]