Bernie Sanders is not going quietly. He's not going at all.
He's not ready to make nice with Hillary.
"The struggle continues."
.@SenSanders: "We are going to fight hard to win the primary in DC, & then we take our fight...to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania."— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 8, 2016
Bernie Sanders vows to "continue to fight" all the way to the Democratic nomination convention in Philadelphia https://t.co/XENjAIV2bk— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) June 8, 2016
From Politico, "Inside the bitter last days of Bernie's revolution":
There’s no strategist pulling the strings, and no collection of burn-it-all-down aides egging him on. At the heart of the rage against Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, the campaign aides closest to him say, is Bernie Sanders.Politico is doing Hillary's bidding. The lady probably wasn't pleased that Bernie didn't bow down as she ascends the throne.
...There are many divisions within the Sanders campaign—between the dead-enders and the work-it-out crowds, between the younger aides who think he got off message while the consultants got rich and obsessed with Beltway-style superdelegate math, and between the more experienced staffers who think the kids got way too high on their sense of the difference between a movement and an actual campaign.
But more than any of them, Sanders is himself filled with resentment, on edge, feeling like he gets no respect -- all while holding on in his head to the enticing but remote chance that Clinton may be indicted before the convention.
...Top Sanders aides admit that it’s been weeks, if not months, since they themselves realized he wasn’t going to be win, and they’ve been operating with a Trump’s-got-no-real-shot safety net. They debate whether Sanders’ role in the fall should be a full vote-for-Clinton campaign, or whether he should just campaign hard against Trump without signing up to do much for her directly.
They haven’t been able to get Sanders focused on any of that, or on the real questions about what kind of long term organization to build out of his email list. They know they’ll have their own rally in Philadelphia – outside the the convention hall—but that’s about as far as they’ve gotten.
“He wants to be in the race until the end, until the roll call vote,” [Campaign manager Jeff] Weaver said.
Her media are happy to oblige.