There is a possibility that Bernie Sanders doesn't win the Democratic Party nomination. But that doesn't have to be the end of the road. In which case Bernie Sanders should run as an independent/third party candidate for President.
Please drop out of the Democratic Primary and mount an independent bid for the presidency. You have done phenomenally well in the Democratic Party; your message is compelling, and progressive, and strikes at the heart of the Democratic Party’s original ideals. You are the only candidate who represents the true interests of the Democratic party; insulated from the influence of big money, consistent in the fight against climate change, consistent in the fight for equal rights for all, consistent in the fight for a fair economy, consistent in the fight for healthcare, consistent in the fight for education, consistent in the fight against interventionist foreign policy. We can see that this is the true heart of the Democratic Party from the results of New York; in a state where voters had to switch registration months in advance, in a state that elected your opponent twice, in a state with massive voter irregularities, you still pulled almost half of the vote! Your message is the most compelling, honest, and needed message currently in politics.
But, it’s being lost. Your message and your image are being tarnished by the Democratic Primary fight. In your efforts to succeed against a massively stacked deck, I fear that the very necessary reforms and policies that you advocate are being lost in the din. If we want this new progressive sentiment to cement itself into the American electorate and consciousness, we need you to stop this fight. We need to refine your message instead of using it as a cudgel to try to win a Primary that was always going to work against you. We need you to stand apart from the typical fighting and nastiness of American politics, as a figure to coalesce around. I know that this isn’t about you; it’s about us. You don’t want this election to become about Bernie Sanders, and I have massive respect for that. But the fact of the matter is, if we want your message to stick around after this Primary, we need you to still be standing after the dust settles. We need a figure to rally around, to support, and to become engaged with and fervent about.
In 8 out of 10 national polls, Hillary Clinton’s favorability ratings are negative by 15 points or more. According to recent CBS and NBS/WSJ polls, Clinton holds negative favorability ratings by 23 and 24 point margins, respectively. A progressive said to “get things done” won’t be able to win the White House with such negative national ratings.
...Bernie Sanders currently defeats Republican challengers by a wider margin than Hillary Clinton. New York and the remaining primaries will help usher Bernie into the White House, but Clinton’s FBI email investigation will force the DNC to rally behind Sanders. The establishment will concede, since Bernie Sanders is the only hope for Democrats after the FBI either recommends indictment, or highlights Clinton’s “carelessness.”
...Hillary Clinton is now only 1.4 points ahead of Bernie Sanders according to Real Clear Politics national Democratic Primary polls, and I predicted this in a polling trajectory article last September. With 1,045 delegates won, I also foreshadowed in numerous articles that Bernie would be battling this far into the primary. Nobody gave Sanders a chance, and while H. A. Goodman might have been overzealous in some predictions, be sure to read those articles. They contain information on why such predictions were made, and I’ve been right on more things than most other observers.
First and foremost, if we support Hillary Clinton after the blatant cheating and trampling of our democracy, we will send a message to the Democratic party that they are free to rig an election for whatever candidates they want, which are candidates that do not represent the working class, candidates who are indebted to big banks, fossil fuel companies, prisons for profit, and even the NRA. Candidates like Hillary Clinton.
Sanders supporters understand perfectly well the damage that can be done by a Trump or Cruz over the course of four years, but what is the cost of giving up our very democracy?
...Bernie Sanders can beat Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in a general election. This is the only good choice left now for this country. With the Democratic party now irreparably broken and many vowing they will write in Sanders in protest – plus the thrashing Clinton will get at the hands of Trump and the GOP, if she isn’t indicted first — Clinton will not win the general election regardless of what Sanders does. There is only one option to save democracy and to save this country from the disaster of a GOP presidency.
Bernie Sanders must run as a third party candidate. You started a revolution, Bernie, and now we need you to see it through.