The hope that it will pay off provides motivation for the candidate, for the senior staff, for the field organizers and for the volunteers. Election results are a clue by four towards reality. Re-adjusting to the actual reality instead of the hoped for reality takes time and at least for me, one or two stupid statements.
Today is a recovery day for Senator Sanders and his campaign. Tomorrow is a reassessment day with a meeting between Senator Sanders and President Obama who can gently deliver any needed clue by fours and provide credible guarantees towards policy/platform enforcement mechanisms. I would be totally happy for Senator Sanders and his campaign to finish out the string in Washington DC next weekend and then start a wind-down with a concession by the middle of the following week. It takes time to mourn a loss and organize a wake, so fellow Clinton supporters, give the Sanders supporters that time please.
Sanders campaign statement on Tuesday's NH event pic.twitter.com/dvPhS4JMUJ
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) July 11, 2016
It took a couple weeks longer than I thought it really needed to, but the Clinton campaign has been busy hiring a lot of good Sanders staffers since three days after California so the reconciliation and unity building blocks had started to be assembled early on.
So let’s just chill.