You’ve got to give Bernie Sanders credit. He’s got moxie.
Prior to last night, Bernie Sanders had won eight of the nine prior caucuses in primaries, but only made a dent in Hillary’s lead. With 247 delegates up for grabs for the Democrats, and as the primary season winds down, a New York victory effectively killed any momentum Sanders had.
In fact, Sanders would need to win 73 percent of all remaining delegates. Hillary could just about lose every single primary from here on out and still have enough delegates to win the nomination.
But that hasn’t curbed Bernie’s enthusiasm. Last night he sent this email to supporters saying he could still win:
Sisters and Brothers –
When we started this campaign, I emailed my supporters and said, “This campaign is not about Bernie Sanders. It’s about a grassroots movement of Americans standing up and saying: ‘Enough is enough. This country and our government belong to all of us, not just a handful of billionaires.'”
I believe that now more than ever.
We still have a path to the nomination, and our plan is to win the pledged delegates in this primary. Next week five states vote, and there are A LOT of delegates up for grabs. I am going to keep fighting for every vote, for every delegate, because each is a statement of support for the values we share. That’s why I have to ask:
Can I count on you to add a $2.70 contribution to our campaign – right now – to help us win this primary and as a way of saying you will never stop fighting for the ideas that have powered our political revolution?
The truth is that if we stand together, there is no limit to what we can accomplish. We can bring hope to the political process. We can make real change. People should not underestimate us.
But then again, now that he actually “took Manhattan,” John Kasich is probably sending a similar email to his supporter(s) as well.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12