There’s no guarantee that Sharpton will support the nominee, or won’t demand embarrassing, election-losing concessions from the platform if he does. He’ll also get a big speaking slot at the convention – or use the negotiations as more street theater. It truly is back to 1988 – as farce. But unlike 1988, the Democratic nominee will not be able to shun Sharpton. The Dems are now dependent on massive black support just to be competitive in many states – which gives Sharpton more leverage than even Jesse Jackson once had.
Can no one save this party?