Welcome back to another entry of In Case You Wish You Missed It, the news you wish wouldn’t happen but, somehow, does.
With the primaries of Election 2016 getting tighter and tighter, current politicians are forcing themselves into some deep soul searching to decide who to endorse for the presidential nomination of their party. Having your endorsement lose can have a bigger impact on your career than your pony losing at the racetrack. Unless you’re Charles Barkley. Unless you’re Charles Barkley betting on a political race overseas. I’m not saying he’s doing it, and I’m not saying it to let Charles know it out there. I’m just saying it.
Jeff Merkley, Democrat Senator from Oregon, has decided to throw his endorsement into the pot by writing an op-ed article in The New York Times, writing, “I have decided to become the first member of the Senate to support my colleague Bernie Sanders for president.”
Maybe I’m being too judgemental, but I feel like this is a slight to the real 1st senator to support and endorse Bernie Sanders: Bernie Sanders himself. He’s still a senator from Vermont. If he loses the primary or the general election, he’ll stay on as a senator from Vermont. Last I checked, I’m pretty sure he has been endorsing himself for the presidential candidacy for almost a year. I don’t think he goes to debates and rallies to discuss Rocky De La Fuente or just to argue with Hillary Clinton. I’m pretty sure Sanders is endorsing Bernie Sanders during these trips.