- Jonathan Tasini: Dems urging party unity at the expense of passion or principle miss the mark
- For another view: Why Sanders must take the high road
Jonathan Tasini (@jonathantasini) has been a frequent commentator on CNN and is a Bernie Sanders supporter. He challenged Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Senate primary in New York in 2006. He is the author of "The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America," president of the Economic Future Group and the publisher/editor of Working Life. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)The recent Nevada Democratic state convention confirms one thing: The elites in the Democratic Party don't understand the revolt that is underway in the party. And those elites, who want to saddle the party with a deeply flawed candidate in Hillary Clinton, have exacerbated tensions by blaming those who want to renew and revitalize the party.