NORTHAMPTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren's endorsement of Hillary Clinton has sparked more backlash in Northampton -- this time in the form of roadside graffiti.
On Sunday, a small crowd of Bernie Sanders supporters dressed in black and demonstrated silently as Warren delivered a speech at the World War II club, in outrage over Warren's support for Clinton.
And now, graffiti reading "#JudasWarren Sellout" in large red letters marks a concrete structure on Route 5 just before the entrance to I-91.
The related tweets aren't subtle:
It's widely assumed that a Bernie Sanders endorsement of Clinton is inevitable, although it may take a while. But it seems to me that Sanders has to choose between endorsing Clinton and remaining the leader of his movement -- a significant percentage of his followers will simply declare him #JudasSanders immediately after he endorses, assuming he ever does.
That's one more reason I think he won't endorse, even if he mounts an anti-Trump campaign. I don't think the angriest Berners will accept even massive platform concessions as sufficient reason to make common cause with Clinton. Or it's possible that if he gets what he wants, even he'll start to feel that some of the purists are too pure, and he'll blow them off. We'll see.