Here’s the lesson: Being an independent is worthless. If you register as an independent, you are irrelevant.
Sorry Bernie lost. He got 43% of the 1.6M allowed to vote. The 3.2M independents, though, couldn't vote. Bernie usually gets 65-70% of them.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) April 20, 2016
If you wanted to vote for Bernie but couldn’t soil yourself with being a Democrat, your fault. Voting isn’t a consumer choice. It’s a compromise with reality. Registering as an independent is fine if you want to remain so pure you can’t be stained by whatever the Democrats choke up. But don’t complain that you couldn’t vote for the candidate you want to win. Because if all those independents in New York who wanted to vote Bernie registered as Democrats, Bernie might have won the state.