The sure sign it's all over for Bernie Sanders

Bethan McKernan@mck_beth
Thursday 23 June 2016 11:00
Picture: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

Like any true revolutionary, Bernie Sanders has refused to give up on his presidential dreams, despite the fact that Hillary Clinton has the Democratic nomination in the bag.

Apparently even his aides can't tell him to step away from the race, which is costing the tax payer an average of $38,000 (£26,000) a day for Secret Service protection.

But in an interview on public broadcaster C-SPAN on Wednesday, Sanders hinted that it might finally be time to hang up his hat.

Asked whether he'd be speaking at Democratic National Convention in July, when the party officially chooses its presidential candidate, he said:

Well, you know it's hard to say, it doesn't appear that I'm gonna be the nominee, so I'm not gonna be determining the scope of the convention.

While that's not exactly a concession speech, it's the closest Sanders has got to admitting that he's as good as lost the nomination to Clinton.

The former Secretary of State and New York senator won the Puerto Rico primary two weeks ago, cinching the 2,383 delegates needed to become the Democratic presumptive nominee.

Sanders is expected to give a speech in New York later on Thursday, but has not said anything else about giving up his 2016 run at the presidency.

If the man himself has fianlly hinted at it, though, Bernie Bros can probably give it a rest until 2020.

Maybe, like Martin O'Malley and all those Republican candidates before him, it's time for Sanders to go home for a nice sit down and a cup of tea.

Picture: Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images

There. That's better.

More: This 14-year-old's impressions of Obama, Clinton, Trump and Sanders are brilliant

More: After another gun control law was rejected in the US, Hillary Clinton issued this simple but heartbreaking statement