Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are running a nastier campaign than has been expected — though many of the Vermont senator's supporters will eventually back the former secretary of state, former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean said Tuesday.
"Nobody is going to be conciliatory at this stage of the game," Dean told Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC.
"They’ve run what turned out to be a much nastier campaign than I thought most of us would.
Dean's interview was first reported by The Washington Free Beacon.
"I thought your remarks in the earlier segment about how nasty it really was under the surface was pretty bad," he said.
Dean added that "all but the hardest-core 10 percent of Bernie Sanders voters will end up voting for Hillary, because it’s the right thing to do for the country and it's the right thing for them to do to advance their own agenda as well.
"The truth is, most revolutions in this country are incremental and they don’t happen overnight," he said. "That's what the penalty of democracy is: You don’t get your changes overnight."
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