First of all, Bernie isn't losing because "the fix is in" or "election fraud" or the "process is flawed" but because more people are voting for Hillary. Sure, Bernie fills huge rallies. 20-somethings like to go to stadium concerts. A big rally with lots of pot smoking is fun. People in their 40's no longer like to go to such things. Hillary doesn't have huge rallies. She has voters.
And no matter how you slice it, she is ahead in the polls and ahead at the polling places. As for superdelegates, the Sanders people say that the superdelegates should vote for who the people chose at the polls. Well, so far, that has been Hillary by a wide margin. So shouldn't the superdelegates be voting for Hillary?
Well, no, in their crazy world, the superdelegates ("who haven't voted yet") should be harassed and intimidated into voting for Bernie, even though he isn't winning the popular vote. It is a heads-I-win, tails-you-lose argument.
But the big thing is this: The Democratic National Committee doesn't control primaries. Individual States do, and most of these States have no interest in changing their primary or caucus functions. I have written about open primaries before - it is a good idea. Sadly, the only State to change its primaries lately went from open to closed.
So the latest "big lie" that Bernie is spouting (after free college and whatnot) is that he is staying in the race to reform the system, when he knows full well the Democratic Party has no control over the primary system whatsoever - particularly in States dominated by GOP legislatures. So why is he staying in?
The primary system illustrates that States elect Presidents, not people, and this has been the case since the founding of our republic. Oh, sure, you can pine for direct election. It ain't happening. Too many States come out ahead with the electoral college that the end result is that nothing is likely to change anytime soon.
Rather than pine for your "perfect" candidate who has no chance of being elected (and every chance, if running as a third party of getting Donald Trump elected), figure out which candidate best represents your views.
Sadly, so many of these young people today are so addled by smoking pot they fail to realize that a Democrat in the White House is the only thing keeping their legal marijuana legal. All it takes is a phone call from the President, and the DEA starts shutting down marijuana dispensaries - which are still illegal under Federal Law.
You hear these kids say, "Well, it doesn't matter. If we can't have Bernie, we might as well have Trump!" - as if far right and far left are the same thing (well, they are, if you go far enough).
But Donald Trump is endorsed by the NRA. What do you think will happen to instant background checks if he is elected President?
What will happen to abortion rights if he appoints the next Supreme Court Justice?
What will happen to our new consumer protection agency?
People are not thinking this through, clearly. And sadly, it seems that a big part of the problem is that the woman running for President reminds them too much of their Mom.