FiveThirtyEight: The Bernie Sanders campaign obituary

Harry Enten reflects on the Vermont senator's bid for the White House.
4:09 | 06/17/18

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Transcript for FiveThirtyEight: The Bernie Sanders campaign obituary
Oh how well I'm Harry into and this is part 38 campaign obituary. Bernie Sanders folks is that of the games he is no longer running for president. To with a gurneys that please stop emailing. Please. You have to hand it to standards he really did come a long way this election. And while he wasn't the democratic nominee he did give the quote unquote and inevitable candidate to run for her money. And here's a look at how we did it. Teammates when he fifteen Sanders dared to dream the impossible dream. I am proud to announce my candidacy. Or president. The night. What we're. Few Americans had ever even heard of the Adam proud democratic social. As it. But with Hillary Clinton's political experience and pedigree Sanders didn't seem to stand a chance. He left a lot like those also rans Lincoln Chafee Jim Webb a Marin O'Malley. Oh yes remember them. But Sanders was no push over. By golly Bernie had his scruples and delivered in his own in hearing New York City dram. Way the American people are sick and fired up here in about you Danny mills. He reminded us that it wasn't just the scandinavians. We too were beneficiaries of supposedly scary socialist program. Social Security minimum wage unemployment insurance he not only threatened to sue the Democratic Party that the DNC continues to hold our data hostage we will be in federal court this afternoon. Seeking immediate relief. Well use the debacle to raise more than a million dollars from supporters and a single day. Yes indeed growing numbers of Americans were feeling that turn. Sanders utter dominance of millennial in the polls as a sight rarely seen in American politics for rents. And look at Iowa. In 2008 Barack Obama impressed everyone by taking 57%. Of the under thirty vote. But in 2016. Sanders got 84%. Of that demographic besting Obama by 27 percentage points. That support health standards go on corporate or private and in an Iowa. Followed by a not so surprising victory in New Hampshire really well. Posters tattoos rose an ice cream flavor Vampire Weekend. If people got their party's nomination simply based on their campaigns resemblance to lot of room. Sanders would have won this by a landslide. Unfortunately. For Bernie Clinton's southern firewire held up. And even though he did was let them Michigan win and had a search rally. And have a nice winning streak for awhile. New York killed any chance he had had of getting the delicate support he needed come convention time. But did he drop out. Hal know. Not even after Hillary became the presumptive nominee in June it will fit for me it looked like for every vote at every. And Mohegan snagged a nomination. Bernie hung in there pushing Hillary and the democratic party's platform is far left as he possibly could. With a much bigger enemy than democratic centrism looming in mid July Sanders at long last decided to step aside. And be win her. No matter how hard Sanders tried to convince us to liberalize our status quo Democrats were wary of a Bernie style revolution. One could argue that that was just weren't ready to go all lag. Maybe they would something some and they really lapped. For now they want to take it slow and was someone they believed had more experience.

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