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So after last night’s presidential primary action, there’s no practical mathematical way that Bernie Sanders can capture the Democratic nomination away from Hillary Clinton. But don’t tell Bernie!

“Next Tuesday we continue the fight,” he told his fervent supporters last night, according to CNN. “We are going to fight hard to win the primary in Washington, D.C., and then we take our fight for social, economic, racial and environmental justice to Philadelphia… the struggle continues.”

This is kind of amazing, because normally at this stage of the race, the also-ran bows out and throws support to the presumptive winner; Hillary herself did the same thing for Obama eight years ago.

But Bernie is a stubborn ol’ bastard, we kind of love it. He’s like the visiting friend who totally overstays his welcome, to the point where you keep yawning and talking about how you have to get up early the next morning, and he just doesn’t get the hint.

And while that is actually super-annoying in real life, it reminds of characters and scenes from some of our favorite films. See below.


Lloyd Dobler in Say Anything, holding up a Peter Gabriel-blasting boom box for Diane Court. That kind of commitment is so emotionally resonant on the screen, yet totally stalker-ish in real life.


Cousin Eddie in Christmas Vacation, showing up unannounced and just parking his RV outside the Democratic National Convention for a week, to the point where his toilet facilities, you know, overload.


The Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail: Sure, Hillary has lopped off his arms and legs but “it’s just a flesh wound!”


Bob, Angel Face and the other dudes hanging out on Tyler Durden’s porch in Fight Club, sticking out the insults and darkness and being “too fucking blond” because, like Bernie, they’re so dedicated to the cause… ?


Milton Waddams in Office Space, who continues to come into work even after his desk gets moved into storage B while mumbling under his breath about setting the building on fire. The only question that remains: Is that what Bernie is doing to the Democratic Party?