James Carville: Sanders will face pressure to quit: 'We can't be lollygagging around here'

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"I think what we might be starting to see Democrats starting to ask Sanders: ‘Look, let’s just don’t drag this thing out any more than we have to," said Carville, a staunch critic of Sanders. 

"I mean, people want to get on to the general election. They want to get on to defeating Donald Trump," he said. "And I think Sanders is showing hardly any showing with the African Americans, who are our most loyal constituency, and our most exciting new constituency — and that is these educated white women."

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Sanders has been projected as the winner in California, Vermont, Colorado and Utah.

"He showed nothing," Carville, a former strategist for President Clinton, said regarding Sanders's performance on Super Tuesday. "And if we're going to beat Donald Trump, we can't be lollygagging around here for a lot longer because it seems like the party is starting to make a decision."

Sanders recently referred to Carville as a hack, while Carville has called Sanders "a communist."

"James, in all due respect, is a political hack." Sanders told CNN’s Anderson Cooper last month. 

“Look, we are taking on the establishment, this is no secret to anybody,” Sanders added. “We are taking on [President] Trump, the Republican establishment, Carville and the Democratic establishment, but at the end of the day, the grassroots movement that we are putting together of young people, of working people, of people of color, want real change."

In response, Carville told Vanity Fair's Peter Hamby: "Last night on CNN, Bernie called me a political hack. That’s exactly who the f--- I am! I am a political hack! I am not an ideologue. I am not a purist. He thinks it’s a pejorative; I kinda like it.”

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