Underdog: Bernie Sanders. A leaked report suggested Barack Obama, who should have stayed out of it, had backed Sanders' rival Hillary Clinton to be the Democrat candidate in the US Presidential election.

Underdog: Bernie Sanders. A leaked report suggested Barack Obama, who should have stayed out of it, had backed Sanders’ rival Hillary Clinton to be the Democrat candidate in the US Presidential election.

Some of the reports coming from the Democrat campaign in the US are very disturbing indeed.

We’ve already been told that Hillary Clinton has managed to collect a huge number of nominations for her candidacy in the Presidential election, simply because she happens to know how to play ‘Party games’ – the moves to make in order to get backing.

Now it seems this story about current President Barack Obama has been leaked in order to deprive around half of US Democrats of the chance to decide who they want to represent them.

The longer this nonsense continues, the closer the parallels get between the Democrat establishment and the right-wing, Blairite element of the Labour Party here in the UK – or so it seems to This Writer.

All this aggression may even backfire and propel Bernie Sanders upwards in popularity – as happened with Jeremy Corbyn.

That would be just what the American people need.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, responding to reports President Barack Obama called on Democrats to rally around Hillary Clinton as the likely nominee, said on Thursday it was “absurd” to suggest he drop out of the race.

Obama privately told a group of Democratic donors last Friday that Sanders was nearing the point at which his campaign against Clinton would end, and that the party must soon come together to back her, the New York Times reported.Sanders, a Vermont senator and democratic socialist, while saying he did not want to comment directly on Obama’s reported remarks, pushed back on the idea that his campaign had run its course and he should throw in the towel.

“The bottom line is that when only half of the American people have participated in the political process … I think it is absurd for anybody to suggest that those people not have a right to cast a vote,” Sanders told MSNBC in an interview.

The White House on Thursday said Obama did not indicate which candidate he preferred in his remarks to the donors.

Source: Bernie Sanders says calls for him to drop out of Democratic race are ‘absurd’ | US news | The Guardian

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