I know this sounds backwards, but hear me out. Sanders did better than expected in Arizona, and worse in Idaho and Utah. Combining the three, he came out about even with his targets for the night. This doesn’t bode well for him, even though he’s more popular the farther west he travels, he’s not making up ground on Clinton and it really doesn’t appear that he can muster a landslide victory in California that he would need. With each passing primary, the mathematical window is closing, and soon all the hopes and dreams in the world won’t get Sanders the nomination.
I think it’s time for us to take stock of what we have and start planning for the future. Robert Reich talks about the formation of a People’s Party – made up of working class and middle class folks. I think this is a great idea, and if we start now, we can start taking local, state, and federal seats away from the oligarchs in the corporate funded parties. By 2020 we can be in a position, with a national organization that can be powered by people, not money, and we can elect Elizabeth Warren as our president.
Doesn’t that sound nice? There’s a lot of work to be done before that can happen though. It won’t be easy, and some of it won’t be fun – but it’s kind of important, so I think it’s worth it.