The Endorsement Indicator

Of course, just like crowd size, poll numbers, or amount of money raised, the number of endorsements does not guarantee electoral victory. But, it sure doesn’t hurt.
It was great on Saturday, when Bernie got official endorsements from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Michael Moore. Then today I was reading about a San Francisco city councilwoman who just endorsed Bernie, and then a bit later about some New York state senator. A city councilwoman here, a state senator there, it all starts to add up.
But then I went to look them up on Google and found out that 40 Democrats in key positions in California have endorsed him, and a similarly respectable number in New York.
This led me to go ahead and google “Bernie Sanders endorsements” and of course there’s a list. I was surprised and pleased both at the number of names and some of the names themselves.
Much has been made of Killer Mike and Cardi B endorsing Bernie, but I didn’t realize we also had Miley Cyrus, Norah Jones, and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I knew we had Danny De Vito and Danny Glover, but I hadn’t realized Howard Stern is a supporter. Among comedians I was surprised and pleased to see the name Trae Crowder, who I think is hysterical, but I always had him figured as a bnmw type. I suppose he still might be but I won’t hold that against him if he’s a Bernie guy, too.
Of course, I’m sure other candidates have their fair share of high powered endorsements and the only one’s that count are the endorsements of average voters on election day, but I sure don’t remember anything like this from this point in 2015.
I’d say it’s a real good sign the atmosphere has changed.

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