Mollineau — Sanders endorses Clinton as Democrats look forward to the election

Crain’s New York Business
July 12, 2016

Sanders ultimately praised the document as “the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party.” It was at once a statement of fact and an effort to give him the necessary political coverage to finally back out of the primary, albeit more slowly and perhaps less emphatically than Clinton eight years ago when she appeared with Obama in Unity, New Hampshire, just four days after the final Democratic primary. Tuesday marks four weeks since the last 2016 primary and five weeks since Clinton became the presumptive nominee.

Sanders hurt himself by “dragging his feet” on an endorsement well after it became clear that Clinton would be the nominee, said Rodell Mollineau, a former top aide to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. Tuesday’s joint appearance is “long overdue,” he added, but “by waiting so long he’s allowed others to fill up that vacuum, especially Elizabeth Warren. They share a lot of the same voters and lot of the same ideology.”

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