OK, those who read my blogs already know the answer to this question. It is the answer to almost any other question. Altogether now . . . "Money."
That's right. Money.
You will hear the most nonsensical, idiotic discussions on television coming from pundits who have never met a payroll. They will tell you why Bernie Sanders is still in the race. He wants to get his message out, they will say. OK, that's a little bit true. But what is the key to getting your message out? Money.
They say that Bernie Sanders is in denial. He wants something from Hillary. He has a big ego, OK but what is the ultimate ego booster? Money.
Anyone who has run a company, an NGO, a charity, a think tank, a newsletter, a political campaign can tell you a very simple fact. Thirty percent of all donors or subscribers come from California.
For Democrats it means $100 million a year, first in the nation. And while it is 10th in percentage of states population, the total is ginormous, far and away, the biggest part of the annual budget of the DNC.
This means that if Bernie Sanders can keep his campaign going, for any excuse, just a few weeks more, he can get to California where thousands of innocent young people will crowd into his rallies and sign his petitions and give up their email addresses. This is about California. Pardon me for sounding cynical.
And if Bernie gets to California he pads his mailing list by tens of thousands and these names will be the little oil wells that will fund all of his projects and his grandchildren's projects for years to come.
Hillary doesn't want that. She wants to stop him. She is hysterical about it. S
he thinks that every dollar for Bernie is coming right out of her own pocket. So Bernie must get to California. Win or lose.
Doug Wead is a presidential historian who served as a senior adviser to the Ron Paul presidential campaign. He is a New York Times best-selling author, philanthropist, and adviser to two presidents, including President George H.W. Bush, with whom he co-authored the book "Man of Integrity." Read more reports from Doug Wead — Click Here Now.
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