And then there was one...

Bernie Sanders has dropped out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. As much as I hate to say it, I kind of saw it coming. That's not a diss of the man; I liked most of what he had to say and was thoroughly prepared to support him had he won the nomination.

But I also had serious doubts that he would earn that nomination, for one reason: the "socialist" label, which unfortunately even some Democrats (especially here in this neck of the woods) view as being distinctly un-American despite the fact that so much of what we have come to view as important to our lives - little things like paved roads and fire and police protection and clean running water and public libraries and public schools or mail delivery or going to college via a subsidized school loan, that sort of thing - are derived from forms of socialism.

So now, just as I feared, Bernie supporters are throwing up their arms and weeping and wailing and rending their garments and proclaiming that we've doomed ourselves to four more years of Trump.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: THAT is the attitude that will doom us to four more years of Trump.

If everyone who came out in support of and cast primary votes for ANY of the other Democratic candidates come together and vote for the Democratic nominee, Trump will lose. It doesn't matter if that nominee is Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders or Ferdinand Lobomowicz.

The mission is clear, and has never been more clear than it is right now: TRUMP MUST GO. If we want to get this nation back on track, to reclaim the moral high ground and the world leadership status we have lost since 2016, if we want to ensure that the Founding Fathers’ grand experiment continues and shines a beacon for the rest of the world to see, then that must be the objective. Trump must go. Simple as that.

Mark my words: If Trump is re-elected, it won't be because Joe Biden was the opposing candidate.

It will be because everyone who supported somebody else all decided to take their ball and go home.