5 Reasons the Clinton-Sanders Race Is Much, Much Closer Than You Think

FLINT, MI - MARCH 06:  Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speak during the CNN Democratic Presidential Primary Debate at the Whiting Auditorium at the Cultural Center Campus on March 6, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. Voters in Michigan will go to the polls March 8 for the state's primary.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

“To watch cable news, one would think that Bernie Sanders is still in the Democratic primary race simply to send a message to Washington, be a thorn in Hillary Clinton’s side, play trainer to her Rocky, or some combination of all of these. Bogus super-delegate totals have been presented to the public as though these were votes either of the two candidates can count upon — the mass exodus of super-delegates away from Hillary Clinton in the early summer of 2008 notwithstanding.”

Read more from Seth Abramson (Assistant Professor of English at University of New Hampshire) at The Huffington Post.