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Bye Bye, Bernie, Hello Jill Stein

After months of hard work on a revolutionary campaign, Bernie Sanders has finally conceded and thrown his support behind Hillary Clinton. What does this mean for progressives? Jill Stein.

Bernie Sanders has just endorsed Hillary Clinton and claims the Democratic party platform has been transformed into the “most progressive Democratic platform in history”, but his supporters are understandably skeptical. After all, Hillary Clinton stands for everything he has been complaining about for the past year (and his lifetime): Crony capitalism, U.S. imperialism, rigging elections, a fraudulent economy, free trade deals, etc. The only question on his supporters’ minds right now is “why?!” but it really should be shifting to “who?”

Jill Stein has been campaigning for everything Bernie Sanders has and has even offered her nomination to Sanders, but he apparently wants to continue fighting to change the Democratic party instead. Many people feel this is a noble cause, but what sort of work can be done when Hillary is involved in so much government corruption and crony capitalism?

We’ve covered the corruption of Hillary Clinton in previous articles, especially an explosive report by Abby Martin. There are books on the shelves and more coming out about Clinton corruption, from insiders to analysts, yet Sanders seems to think she is best suited for the job. Some people are beginning to say that this wreaks of a conspiracy to never actually have Bernie as president, that he was a plant of some sort, but there are no real signs of this as of yet.

In the meantime, if you are a true progressive, Jill Stein makes the most sense for the presidential election of 2016.

Would Bernie Run With Jill Stein On A Green Party Ticket?

4. Running With Jill Stein on the Green Party Ticket

Stein has extended more than just an olive branch to Bernie Sanders by saying she would welcome a Green Party run with Sanders on the ticket, to which Sanders replied on a KABC-TV 7 News interview, “Right now, our goal is to win the Democratic nomination.” Salon speculates that his avoidance of answering the question means he’s leaving the door open, having this to say in early June:

“Sanders leaving the door open to a Sanders-Stein ticket comes at a time when polls show unprecedented support for a candidate to challenge Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. This week NBC found that 47% of voters would consider a third-party candidate if Clinton and Trump were the major-party nominees. In the last week, two other polls found a large minority will vote for a third party this year. Schoen Consulting found 20% of voters would vote for a third party against Clinton and Trump with 14% undecided; Data Targeting Inc. found 21% would do so with 14% undecided.”

This may actually be Bernie’s best chance at winning the presidency since the Green party is already making up about 8% of the voter pool.