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Rick Robinson: To Bern or Not to Bern

If Ted Cruz’s speech can be remembered in a Shakespearean soliloquy – why not Bernie too?


The Tragedy of Bernie, Prince of Vermont

Act III, Scene 1

Philadelphia. A room in the Castle.


To Bern, or not to Bern - that is the question:

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer

The slings and arrows of establishment super delegates

Or to take arms against a sea of Clintons,

And by opposing, anger them. To object - to boo -

Once more; and by a boo to say Feel the Bern

The thousand that felt the Bern

That I am heir to. 'Tis a consummation

Devoutly to be wish'd. To object - to boo.

Yea call the boo - perchance a roll call without super delegates; ay, there's the rub!

For in that count of elected primary delegates what dreams may come

Where we have come in this campaign,

Must give the party pause. Where's the respect

That makes strange bedfellows in elections.

For who would bear the whips and scorns of a long cycle,

Th' oppressor's wrong, the proud woman's contumely,

The pangs of despis'd emails, the debates delay,

The insolence of party, and the spurns

That patient merit of th' unworthy takes,

When she herself might her quietus make

With a bare bodkin? Who would these insiders bear,

To grunt and sweat under a weary campaign schedule,

But that the dread of things after politics -

The uncover'd emails, from whose bourn

A paycheck from the party - puzzles the will,

And makes me rather bear those ills I have

Than run to Wikileaks that we know not of?

Thus hidden emails does make cowards of us all,

And thus the staffers hue of resolution

Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of job security,

And enterprises of great pith and moment

With this regard their currents turn awry

And lose the name of action - Soft you now!

The fair Wasserman-Schultz - Bitch, in thy orisons

Be all my delegates counted.

Rick Robinson is an award winning and Amazon top selling author of political thrillers. His latest, The Advance Man, can be found on Amazon and at bookstores everywhere.  
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