So did RealPolitics. So did Bernie Sanders supporters the nation-over.
Democratic super-delegates didn't listen. State parties didn't listen. The Hillary Clinton campaign didn't listen.
So, the nation ended up with the corporatist Clinton as nominee and the rest is sordid history that we live today.
What do 1,000s of activists in northern and western Wisconsin know anyway?
For one thing, Wisconsin activists know a President Sanders is preferable to a President Trump.
This knowledge is spreading across the nation, and Bernie Sanders is now the leading voice for a progressive and effective alternative to the lunatic in the White House.
From Deirdre Fulton in CommonDreams:
As he tours the country hoping to give the Democratic Party an energy boost, yet another poll has shown Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to be extremely popular among the U.S. electorate.
A Harvard-Harris survey found that 57 percent of registered voters view Sanders favorably, according to The Hill, which reported exclusively on the poll this week. In fact, 'Sanders is the only person in a field of 16 Trump administration officials or congressional leaders included in the survey who is viewed favorably by a majority of those polled,' The Hill wrote.
Sanders fared particularly well among voters aged 18-34, who give him a 62 percent approval rating. And, reflecting—or supporting—his influence within the party, 80 percent of registered Democrats said they view the Vermont senator favorably.
On Tuesday night, Sanders reiterated to MSNBC's Chris Hayes that he does not consider himself a Democrat.
Neither do I, Bern. Neither do most Americans.
A new book out, Shattered (Allen, Parnes; (Crown), reveals the world had every reason to fear a Clinton nomination. Writes Michiko Kakutani in the Times review:
After a planned appearance in Green Bay with President Obama was postponed, the authors write, Clinton never set foot in Wisconsin, a key state. In fact, they suggest, the campaign tended to take battleground states like Wisconsin and Michigan (the very states that would help hand the presidency to Trump) for granted until it was too late, and instead looked at expanding the electoral map beyond Democratic-held turf and traditional swing states to places like Arizona.
Clinton was so full of herself she and Party functionaries neglected the potential damage they were willing to inflict on the world.
Bernie has not forgotten.