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Bernie Sanders campaign compares superdelegates to football recruits

Bernie Sanders’s campaign compared superdelegates to college football recruits. 

Democratic candidate for president Bernie Sanders still trails Hillary Clinton in delegates for the democratic nomination, despite his recent hot caucus streak.

One way Sanders could make up the gap is to flip superdelegates, delegates who cast individual votes for nominees during the primary process that aren't beholden to voters. Clinton currently leads Sanders in superdelegates 469 to 29, but Sanders isn’t giving up hope.

“I think what’s important to remember here is that superdelegates are kind of like football recruits,” Sanders’s press secretary Symone Sanders told CNN’s New Day. “You know, they say they are coming but until they have signed on the dotted line and they’re in practice, you don’t know that they’re all the way with you and that they’re on your team. And so we think that we still have time to garner support from these superdelegates, especially when we’re winning.”

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If that’s the case, it may be time for Sanders to hit the recruiting trail. He could take some tips from Jim Harbaugh and sleepover a superdelegate’s house, or maybe he could channel Nick Saban and hit the dab with a superdelegate’s son.

Whatever Sanders decides, he probably shouldn’t take any recruiting advice from Rick Pitino.