Today is the day. Despite the reports yesterday that Hillary has clinched the nomination of the Democratic Party, the announcement was premature.
She has enough delegates if you count all the super delegates, but she doesn’t have enough to win the nomination outright… yet.
Today could be the day that she really clinches the nomination with a big primary win in California. Bernie though could pull off a miraculous upset and win California.
Even if Bernie wins California, he will still be down in the delegate count and the big question will be, “what will Bernie do next”? Will he pull out of the race and support Hillary?
Will Bernie keep fighting all the way to the convention and divide the Democratic Party and roll out the red carpet for Trump?
If Bernie loses California today there is a great possibility that he will suspend his campaign only to return if Hillary goes to prison. (Which is a possibility.)
If Bernie wins though, there could be a big battle leading into the convention in August. Even if Bernie does not have enough delegates to win, he and his socialist policies will be front and center during the convention.
The challenge for the Democratic Party is to figure out a way to not completely disenfranchise his avid supporters and bring them into the fold somehow.
The longer this drags on, there is more and more of a reality that Bernie could end up the running mate of Hillary. If nothing else, it she may select him just to appease his supporters.
Regardless of what we speculate what will happen, it all comes down to California for Bernie Sanders. He needs to make his final stand and he is looking like he is in good shape.
Sanders has campaigned ferociously in the state for a couple of weeks and was down as much as 13% in the polls during the winter and is now leading the former secretary in some polls.
This is his last stand and he is giving it his all, but will it be enough? Let us know in the comments below.