REUTERS – Commentary: Why Bernie Sanders supporters won’t just go away

REUTERS – by Bill Schneider.  Why are the Bernie Sanders people so determined to make trouble for the Democrats? Don’t they understand that disrupting the convention and sabotaging the Hillary Clinton campaign will only help elect Donald Trump?Guess what? Many of them don’t care. They include a lot of young independents who have no loyalty to the Democratic Party. Sanders himself is an independent who chooses to caucus with Democrats in the Senate. His support for Democrats is contingent. If he doesn’t agree with them on the issues, he can go his own way.Right now, Sanders is being a good soldier. He endorsed Clinton two weeks ago, pledging, “I will do everything possible to make certain she will be the next president of the United States.” When Sanders met with his convention delegates in Philadelphia on Monday morning, he told them, “We’ve got to defeat Donald Trump. We’ve got to elect Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine.” His remarks were met with sustained booing. To which he responded plaintively, “Brothers and sisters, this is the real world we live in.” Click here to read the full article.