With a final reckoning against the obvious Republican presidential bet Donald Trump moving ever so closer to playing out, Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders have decided to stop tearing at each other’s support bases and resolved to unify the party with Sanders backing down and throwing his weight behind the presumptive nominee Clinton as standard bearer for the Democrats.
CNN reports that at a joint rally in Portsmouth, NH high school auditorium, Sanders made things official in a speech announcing his endorsement of Clinton and elaborating on why she must become the next US President over the GOP’s Trump. "I intend to do everything I can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States",the 74-year- old Sanders, who states his political leaning as socialist democrat, said as he pledged his support for the former First Lady-turned- political powerhouse all the way through the November polls.
After giving Sanders a hug at the end of his speech, Clinton then declared how they have all joined forces to present one front against a Donald Trump victory. She adds, “I can't help but say how much more enjoyable this election is going to be when we are on the same side. You know what? We are stronger together!"
She then went on about the policy issues that received the most attention and discussion between her and Sanders during the course of the electoral period, ranging from the minimum wage to the Trans-Pacific trade partnership. On this, Clinton lauded the Senator from Vermont for his efforts in getting more people actively involved in political processes, and then thanked his followers for sticking by him in his campaign and now with him in supporting her against the Republican Trump.
Not everything about the venue was as united as the two leaders implied. Much of the crowd appeared to be still solidly behind Sanders, with their shirts and placards still declaring for “Bernie” along with their enthusiastic cries. Even the two central figures were rather subdued. Outside of the hug, there was barely any physical contact between Clinton and Sanders, while the latter, in the course of his endorsement speech, at times spoke of his former rival for the nomination as if she were not standing right next to him on the podium.
Regardless of whether or not the new political alliance between Clinton and Sanders is as rock- solid as they both advertised, their coming together weeks ahead of the Democratic National Convention has settled minds across the party that a potential splitting of the vote would not have to come to pass.
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