Here’s what musicians think about Bernie Sanders’ campaign suspension
Bernie Sanders has suspended his political campaign.April 8, 2020
Bernie Sanders just suspended his presidential campaign. This essentially paves the way for Joe Biden to grab the Democratic nomination. That being said, musicians are expressing their concerns on social media.
While some are simply lamenting the fact that four more years of Donald Trump may be more likely, others are thanking Sanders for everything he has accomplished and attempted thus far.
Unfortunately, the Vermont senator suspended his campaign Wednesday. Sanders announced the news on Twitter.
Today I am suspending my campaign. But while the campaign ends, the struggle for justice continues on.
Today I am suspending my campaign. But while the campaign ends, the struggle for justice continues on. https://t.co/MYc7kt2b16
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 8, 2020
He addressed the public in a stream that aired at 11:45 a.m. EST. The full video can be seen here.
Musicians, actors and regular joes all endorsed Sanders. Many supported his stances on the economy, healthcare, and environmentalism, hoping he would usher in a political revolution for the betterment of the United States.
Now, with Bernie Sanders suspending his campaign, many of his supporters are expressing their grief on social media. We Are The In Crowd‘s Rob Chianelli, Periphery‘s Jake Bowen and Handguns‘ Brandon Pagano have all chimed in.
Fuck literally anyone who calls themselves a Liberal if you voted for Diet Trump (joe Biden)
— Andrew McGuire (@AndrewMcGuire_) April 8, 2020
This just in: 4 more years of Trump! https://t.co/v7K1dPnaUz
— Andrew McGuire (@AndrewMcGuire_) April 8, 2020
— Jake Bowen (@JakePeriphery) April 8, 2020
— Rob Chianelli (@RobChianelli) April 8, 2020
Bernie Sanders has done so much for politics and the seeds he’s planted will eventually sprout and one day make the world a better place.
— Jono Diener (@jonodiener) April 8, 2020
we need a revolution. we need it to ensure the security of the majority of Americans. we need many options to get there and maybe a full takeover of the democratic party isn’t the way.
— Brandon Pagano (@brandonpagano) April 8, 2020
Love you @BernieSanders thank you for the seeds you’ve planted.
— Senses Fail (@SensesFail) April 8, 2020
Welp if you thought you wanted to die before, buckle up folks.
Bernie Sanders ends 2020 presidential campaign https://t.co/YWSRVkRkA7
— Levi Benton (@levibenton) April 8, 2020
Welp. We’re stuck with four more years of Trump.
Thanks, America. Keep up the great work.
— Riley Breckenridge (@rileybreck) April 8, 2020
While Sanders suspending his presidential campaign is heartbreaking, it is still important to register to vote and participate in democracy in order to create change. Sanders is still working to gather delegates and will stay on the ballots of remaining states.
“I will stay on the ballot in all remaining states and continue to gather delegates… We must continue working to assemble as many delegates as possible at the Democratic Convention, where we will be able to exert significant functions.”
"I will stay on the ballot in all remaining states and continue to gather delegates… We must continue working to assemble as many delegates as possible at the Democratic Convention, where we will be able to exert significant functions." #THANKYOUBERNIE! pic.twitter.com/D7o1sCPYIu
— People for Bernie (@People4Bernie) April 8, 2020
Many of Sanders supporters, including Every Time I Die‘s Keith Buckley, grandson and the Wonder Years’ Dan Campbell understand that participating in the election is still the only way to force real, positive change on the establishment.
If you care about a generation of Supreme Court justices, women’s rights, climate change, sensible gun policies, if you care about any issue you’ve denounced trump for over the past 4 years, you will understand why we can’t afford 4 more years of this guy. Period.
— GRAN (@grandson) April 8, 2020
In the midst of a lot of sadness and anger what I know for sure is this:
I’m still willing to fight for someone I don’t know.
— Dan Campbell (@headabovewater) April 8, 2020
I will be voting for Bernie Sanders https://t.co/wO4nqsSIOu
— keith buckley (@deathoftheparty) April 8, 2020
Vote blue no matter who, but I’m very disappointed. Learn something from this America. 2020 really isn’t that girl.
— Adore Delano (@AdoreDelano) April 8, 2020
Bernie Sanders is an American hero. We must all do our part to see that his message becomes woven into the fabric of every single campaign in the next decade. Yes, we need to defeat the Trump cult but we must also fill down-ticket races with DSA candidates for the good of all. https://t.co/9Mm5ImVlJX
— Geoffrey Rickly (@GeoffRickly) April 8, 2020
If Donald Trump wins in November, there will be two more ultra conservative judges appointed to the Supreme Court. Justices are there for life.
That’s what this election is about. Don’t be a fucking snowflake.
— Stephen Gomez (@stephen_james) April 8, 2020
Please remember that just like Sanders’ campaign, things can start small and snowball into something much greater. Vote in your local elections, appoint delegates that you want to represent you and those you care about. With Sanders out, it may seem pointless to vote. However, that is the only way to let your voice be heard and support the ideas that you want to be implemented in the future.
If you haven’t yet and are able, please register to vote at the links below.