Now that losing democratic primary candidate Bernie Sanders is threatening a “contested” Democratic National Convention as part of his increasingly hyperbolic insistence that he can still somehow win the nomination, he’s receiving pushback from various corners. Tonight MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, whom some have come to view as a fan of Sanders, broke down the math of his new plan, and proceeded to write it off as a mere fantasy.
With Hillary Clinton on a certain path to win more than fifty percent of the total delegates ahead of the convention based on the remaining proportional delegates she’ll pick up alone, she’ll mathematically clinch the nomination in late May or early June. Bernie Sanders and his campaign are making the claim that it won’t count because the superdelegates could theoretically all flip to him at the convention, and therefore he’s going to be able to “contest” the convention. But that’s not how anything works, and now even Maddow – who is often excited by the idea of political dramatics – is writing it off.
Maddow, in an overly skeptical tone, pointed out that Bernie Sanders can’t realistically come close to catching up in the delegate count. She referred to his threat of a contested convention as “fantastical” and then she went on to explain that the word doesn’t have the same definition as “fantastic.” So what’s the definition of fantastical? It’s described in the dictionary as being akin to words like imaginary, groundless, impractical and outlandish.
After writing off the Bernie Sanders contested convention threat as fantasy, Rachel Maddow appeared to be aware that she was telling a portion of her audience something they strongly didn’t want to hear. She quipped “Please send your hatemail to…” before rattling off her own email address. This represents Maddow following up her earlier conclusion last week that Hillary Clinton became the democratic nominee on April 26th after she dominated that day’s voting. If you enjoy Daily News Bin, consider making a contribution: