De Blasio Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

OPINION | This article contains political commentary which reflects the author's opinion.

Of all the ridiculous, nonsensical, borderline offensive campaigns we’ve seen in this Democratic primary, Bill de Blasio’s might’ve been the cringiest.

I mean, no one else’s hometown published a devastating obituary when they finally threw in the towel.

So despite his public statements, I can’t imagine Bernie Sanders was too pleased when de Blasio officially endorsed him for President.

According to CNN, the New York mayor will be campaigning with Sanders in Nevada prior to the state’s caucuses next week, joining the socialist at a rally in Carson City on Sunday. In a statement on Friday, Sanders praised de Blasio for understanding that the “only way” to defeat President Trump is to hammer an agenda that helps working families.

I mean, good for Bernie for being so nice about the whole thing?

“Mayor Bill de Blasio knows that the only way we can defeat Donald Trump is by uniting people from all backgrounds around an agenda that speaks to the needs of working families,” Sanders said in a statement to CNN. “Jane and I grew up in Brooklyn, and we are so proud to have the support of a New York City mayor fighting every day to improve the lives of New Yorkers. Bill is a leading example of what bringing the Democratic Party together around so-called ‘radical ideas’ like universal pre-K, paid family and sick leave, and defending immigrant neighbors can do for our country.”

Yeah, I don’t think “bringing people together” is something de Blasio’s known for.

His own city pretty much mutinied when he decided to run for president, and I doubt jetting off to Nevada instead of staying home and working for the people who actually DID elect him is going to do much to win their forgiveness.

And what does Bernie stand to gain? Charisma? Support from moderate Democrats?

If that’s what he’s looking for (and, considering how sorely he’s lacking both, he should be) de Blasio is not going to get him there.

I just really can’t imagine what either of these men think they stand to gain from de Blasio campaigning on Bernie’s behalf, but, then again, I don’t care.

I’m not saying dumpster fires are necessarily a good thing, but they sure are fun to watch.

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