After what Sanders himself referred to as an upset victory in Indiana he had one very clear message for his supporters “It isn’t over”. In a statement released on his website Sanders first thanked his supporters and then explained that the Clinton campaign might think the democratic primary is already over but he believes that is very far from the truth.
“The Clinton campaign thinks this campaign is over. They’re wrong. Maybe it’s over for the insiders and the party establishment, but the voters in Indiana had a different idea. The campaign wasn’t over for them. It isn’t over for the voters in West Virginia. It isn’t over for Democrats in Oregon, New Jersey and Kentucky. It isn’t over for voters in California and all the other states with contests still to come.
Feeling confident after his win, Sanders explained that voters in many states still deserved a chance to compare his and Clinton’s record on creating jobs, raising the minimum wage, war and peace, the need for health care for all, breaking up big banks, combating climate change and other critical issues.
Sanders went on to acknowledge that this has turned into an “uphill climb to victory” but that he will be able to convince delegates that he is the only candidate able to generate the kind of enthusiasm, excitement and voter turnout that is needed to beat someone like Donald Trump.
Many of his supporters expressed a sigh of relief commenting this is exactly what Sanders needed to get the momentum back which he temporarily lost after the New York primary.