Sanders To Cut Hundreds Of Staffers: Is The Dream Over?

Submitted by: fancylad 1 year ago News & Politics
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Amidst rumors of "Is Bernie's run over?", Sanders will be letting hundreds of his campaign staffers go, and he's refocusing everything on California.

Sanders told The New York Times that he plans on cutting hundreds of field staffers after losing four out of five primary contests last night. He claims that the campaign wants to put more resources into California in order to get more delegates at the final showdown before the convention.

“If we win this, every one of those great people who have helped us get this far, they will be rehired,” Sanders said in the Times interview. “But right now, we have to use all of the resources we have and focus them on the remaining states.”

The stakes are now high for Bernie -- do or die.

There are 8 comments:
Male 7,123
Short of Clinton being indicted (a possibility) Sanders is out, but he has shown that there is an enormous appetite for honest, progressive ideas.
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Male 6,430
I think Sanders is a good harbinger of things that can come.
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Male 252
It's like Noam Chomsky says (paraphrasing) "real lasting change takes a lot of time and hard work". For better or worse, one person can't do everything, but Sanders' campaign was a step in the right direction.
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Male 730
And after the November election we will take a giant step in the wrong direction, regardless of which of the two remaining candidates is elected.
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Male 1,642
real change is never easy or quick. but another brick hopefully i laid to a more... common sense based political system
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Male 20,061
@Holygod: It might have been over in March (I'm not sure, I'd say closer to a couple weeks ago), but did you read that Sanders was just trying to keep Clinton in check, or is that what you're concluding? I thought he was really trying to make it happen -- I still do, but he's up against too much now.
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Male 8,025
That is COMPLETELY my opinion. I think he is a really smart guy and I think he has surrounded himself with smart people. After he came out of March 15 down 300+ pledged delegates and getting trounced in Florida and Ohio I thought the writing was on the wall. I'm sure they did to. There aren't any winner take all states and even the states he won he only gained 5 here, 10 there. There wasn't enough time / states left for him to chip away at the rate he was. He has to keep sending out "we're going to win" and "momentum" emails because otherwise his supporters enthusiasm dies off and then he isn't going to have an affect on policy. I voted for him in Arizona not because I thought he would actually win the nomination, but because I wanted to show support for his ideas.
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Male 8,025
This was over in mid March. Sanders knew that. He wasn't trying to get nominated he was trying to keep Clinton on message and get his views out there. Without any winner take all states he never really had a chance to recover from the south.
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