No reader of this blog will be surprised that I have had sympathy with Bernie Sander's attempt to secure the Democrat's presidential nomination. Much of what he has been saying makes sense. He has pushed Hilary Clinton left and that has been invaluable when that was not her inclination. I am sure their party is better for it.
But last night he also proved he is a man who can read the runes correctly. He endorsed Hilary Clinton. He asked his supporters to vote for her. Indeed, he said it was imperative that they did.
I am pleased he did even whilst acknowledging the differences.
And at the same time kept up the pressure. He has launched a new initiative, which according to the Guardian has issued this email:
Our work will continue in the form of a new group called Our Revolution.The goal of this organization will be no different from the goal of our campaign: we must transform American politics to make our political and economic systems once again responsive to the needs of working families.
We cannot do this alone. All of us must be a part of Our Revolution.
Join Our Revolution and help continue our critical work to create a government which represents all of us, and not just the 1 percent – a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice. Add your name here.
Any Clinton administration will be better for the pressure such an organisation brings. But America will also be better if the Deomcrats can unite on a winning ticket that has broad endorsement.
The world needs them to do so.