Read Philly for Bernie organizer Jackrabbit Pollack’s Medium post on yesterday’s Super Tuesday vote, and remember:
We are in this together, and together we will win the future.
There are a lot of folks who are bummed out today because of the results of Super Tuesday.
I sympathize completely, and I’d like to suggest that there is a lot to feel good about, so please bear with me.
First of all, let’s turn the bad news into good news. The election results were bad; there’s no getting around that. But, it will mean that Biden will get more attention and it will become obvious very quickly that he’s on the verge of senility. Another thing to feel good about is that Establishment brought out everything they had and we’re still standing.
Backroom deals brokered by President Obama. The full on attack by the corporate media. Antipathy from every state Democrat party. The betrayals of former allies. The list goes on. But, we’re still standing.
Sanders is still within striking distance of a delegate majority and Biden has nothing left in the tank.
I’m not saying you don’t have a right to feel let down. Many of us have been working incredibly hard for months to get Bernie into the White House. This result feels like a set back. It feels like our hopes for a livable future are even more distant. That is entirely understandable.
It is also exactly what the big corporations and the political kingmakers want us to feel.
Don’t for a second undersell your work. Thanks to regular people like us, Bernie Sanders is doing something completely unprecedented in American history. He has come farther than anyone imagined that he could have and he’s changing politics in America forever. Your efforts matter. They make a difference.
But we’re also going to win.
Biden’s success was entirely because there was no time to counter the support provided to him by the backdoor deals made by Obama. Once he is exposed to the voting public, there is no way that he will be able to maintain his lead. His record is horrible and he is on the verge of dementia.
In effect, nothing has changed. It is up to us to continue to do the work. To fight like hell for the future of our planet by making calls, sending texts, knocking doors, and talking to our family and friends in states that still have primaries left to vote for.
Keep in mind that when we’re working together there is nothing we can’t do. Your work matters.
Of course it is not going to be easy. We are up against a group of people who would rather they make profits than people get healthcare. A political establishment that makes a choice every day to have millions of people out on the street or addicted to drugs or dying from lack of health care because their short term political ambition is more important to them then the people they are supposed to represent.
The only way we are going to save our future is if we keep fighting. If we keep believing in each other and stepping up to do the work that needs to be done.
We are not alone. We can win. We are in this together.