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by Stephen Lendman
Sanders’ Tuesday win more reflects anti-Clinton hostility in one of America’s poorest states than support for him.
Polls show most voters hold negative views about both candidates expected to win their party nominations in July, as well as disdain for America’s political system, ignoring their interests and welfare entirely. 
In November, voting Republican or Democrat comes down to choosing the perceived lesser of two evils.
No meaningful choice for change exists. Widely despised continuity has no opposition. Sanders persists in enjoying his prolonged 15 minutes of fame going nowhere.
Trump is the presumptive GOP nominee, Clinton virtually certain to be the Democrat standard bearer.
Sanders vowed “to stay in the race until the last vote is cast” – while acknowledging a near-insurmountable Clinton lead to overcome.
Saying he’s “been fighting uphill from the day this campaign began” with her holding a commanding delegate lead at this late stage barely stopped short of conceding defeat.
An earlier article called him more opportunist than populist champion. Several times he pledged support for Clinton if she’s nominated.
She’s unabashedly pro-war, pro-business, pro-Wall Street, pro-Israel’s killing machine, anti-populist, anti-government serving everyone equitably.
Supporting her means endorsing pure evil. Backers should ask why he’s done so little throughout his public life for what he claims to endorse.
Primary season is weeks away from ending, the last hurrah on June 7 involving six states, California the big one with 475 Democrat delegates at stake. District of Columbia voting a week later won’t matter no matter the outcome.
Will Clinton choose Sanders as her running mate? Will he accept if asked? His popularity among young voters combined with most women for her is the best chance for Democrats to retain the White House.
Allying with her means endorsing pure evil, betraying his supporters, showing his entire campaign was based on a Big Lie.
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Stephen Lendman
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.