A defiant Bernie Sanders declared he’s staying in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination despite Hillary Clinton becoming the presumed nominee after her sweeping Super Tuesday victories. Read on for what he had to say about his campaign moving forward.
Bernie Sanders, 74, is holding strong and refusing to back out of the Democratic race for the White House, even though Hillary Clinton, 68, made history June 7, becoming the Democratic party’s presumptive presidential nominee and first woman to achieve that accomplishment. Keep reading for Bernie’s bold words of how and why he’s going to continue to fight on.
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“Next Tuesday we continue the fight in the last primary in Washington D.C.,” he announced as the crowd went wild after some speculated he might discontinue his campaign now that Hillary has reached her needed delegate count. “We are going to fight hard to win the primary in Washington D.C. And then we take out fight for social, economic and racial justice to Philadelphia,” standing by his word that he was going to stay in the race all the way to the party’s convention.
“I am pretty good at arithmetic and I know the fight in front of us is a very steep fight, but we will fight for every vote and every delegate” he proudly declared. He mentioned that he got, “a very kind call from President Obama” and that he told him how he looked forward to “marching this campaign forward.” Bernie also revealed that he called and congratulated Hillary on her victories in Super Tuesday’s primaries.
“If this campaign has proven anything, it’s proven than millions of Americans are ready to fight to make this country a better place. Thank you all, the struggle continues!” he ended his rousing speech.
Bernie spoke around 10:45pm local time at a giant rally in Santa Monica, CA after Hillary walloped him in the state’s primary by almost 15 percentage points. After several minutes of loud cheering he finally spoke, thanking the audience for being “part of the political revolution,” and “people who are willing to fight for real change in this country.”
The Vermont Senator noted in his speech how when he started just over a year ago, he was considered a “fringe” candidate but look how far he’s come. He proudly mentioned his victories in 22 state primaries and thanked the youth of America who want to change the future of our country. “Our vision, a vision of social justice, economic justice, racial justice and environmental justice, must be the future of America,” he told the raucous crowd and pledged to keep fighting for those causes until the very end.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Bernie should drop out now that Hillary secured the Democratic nomination?