Four-Way Race for President Not Out of the Question
As it stands now, it seems almost inconceivable that Sanders could become the Democratic nominee -- unless the FBI indicts Hillary Clinton before the convention, or she reveals herself to be some sort of animatronic device sent from the future to bore us to death (which would make her ineligible under the "natural born" clause of the Constitution). The former seems about as plausible as the latter, given that Trump's nomination makes it even less likely the Feds will risk interfering with the election.
But by staying in the race, Sanders is clearly hurting Clinton. A raft of new polling has Trump either tied or beating Clinton. If Sanders got out and supported Clinton, many of the "Never Hillary" liberals would come home to the Democrats, just as many anti-Trump conservatives have made peace with the presumptive nominee. The polling suggests that a unified Democratic Party would give Clinton a daunting lead over Trump.
And yet Bernie just won't go. Why?