MSNBC and the rest of the so-called “news” media have been calling for Senator Bernie Sanders to give up his campaign for the Democratic nomination and endorse his opponent, Hillary Clinton. And although Sanders have said time and again that he wants all 50 states to have their voice heard in the nomination contest, calls for him to end his campaign grew louder after Tuesday’s losses to Clinton.
Well the media salivated today when sources say Sanders would lay off some campaign staffers. Media outlets couldn’t wait to report that this action meant Sanders had accepted defeat. Sanders was forced to explain the obvious – that with only 14 states left to vote, having staffers in states that have already voted made no sense.
“We want to win as many delegates as we can, so we do not need workers now in states around country,” Sanders told The New York Times. “We don’t need people right now in Connecticut. That election is over. We don’t need them in Maryland. So what we are going to do is allocate our resources to the 14 contests that remain, and that means that we are going to be cutting back on staff.”
Sanders declined to say exactly how many staffers would be let go but gave some clues as to the scale of the cuts.
“It will be hundreds of staff members,” he said. “We have had a very large staff, which was designed to deal with 50 states in this country; 40 of the states are now behind us. So we have had a great staff, great people.”
Sanders added that the staffers would be rehired if he is able to win the nomination.