This week's primaries may have given Sanders a wide margin to overcome, but his camp is optimistic that his best states lie ahead of him.
"The second half of the calendar is much more favorable to Bernie Sanders," said Jonathan Tasini, labor activist, president of the Economic Future Group and the author of The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America (Chelsea Green, 2015).
Looking ahead to the Democratic convention in July, Tasini said if Bernie arrives with a slight lead in pledge delegates, but the super delegates make a backroom deal to give the nomination to Hillary Clinton, it'll dissuade Democrats from trusting their party for decades.
In other political news, the nation continues to learn more about President Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. Melinda Henneberger, editor-in-chief of Roll Call and former senior writer at Bloomberg Politics, thinks the oft-used description of Garland as a "centrist" is a misnomer.
"He decides each case on its own merits," Henneberger said, calling Garland qualified, earnest, and sincere.