Bernie Sanders isn’t going away.
On Saturday, Bernie swept three races winning caucuses in Alaska, Washington and Hawaii. He won each of these races decisively capturing 81.6%, 72.7% & 70.6% of the vote, respectively.
As it stands now, Hillary still leads Bernie by nearly a 2:1 margin in the overall delegate count (1703-985). However, when one breaks down pledged delegates and superdelegates, the race is a lot closer. Among pledged delegates, Hillary leads Bernie by fewer than 300 (1234-956). It is among the superdelegates with whom Hillary dominates (469-29). If the superdelegate numbers were reversed, Bernie would be leading this race. Of course, the superdelegates are Democratic elected officials many of whom are bound to the Clintons for their electoral fortune.
If the Democratic Party didn’t have superdelegates and didn’t award pledged delegates on a proportional basis, this race would be very different than the one we have now.
All of which means is that Bernie has got it all wrong. It isn’t the economy that’s rigged; it’s the Democratic Party.