"I think that there are a lot of young women who were probably -- I've had lots of people tell me -- who were leaning Warren because they want a woman and they feel strongly about having a woman in the White House and her policies are very similar to ours," Rebik said. "But then it was like, 'Wait, why is AOC endorsing Bernie? 'I identify with AOC.' A lot of white women do, in Iowa, and young women under 30 and 40. It kind of made people reorient themselves for a second and ask, 'What is she seeing that I'm missing?'" … [Read more...] about How Bernie Sanders became the Democratic primary’s early front-runner
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Sanders took aim at President Trump during the rally, calling him “a pathological liar who is running a corrupt administration, who has no clue what the Constitution of the United States is about, who is a bully, who is vindictive, who is a racist, who is a sexist, who is a homophobe, who is a xenophobe, [and] who is a religious bigot.” … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders’ Colorado Rally Draws Crowd of 11,400
Clinton has formidable advantages in this campaign — including a much broader network of endorsers, surrogates, and policy experts along with superior name recognition and a bigger, more experienced staff. Sanders had really only one advantage: A message about transforming the Democratic Party into a much more ideologically rigorous political party than its historically been, advocating a robust European-stye social democratic agenda of free public provision of health care and higher education. It looks like this message won’t be enough to put Sanders over the top, but it took him much closer than the Democratic establishment believed possible twelve, six, or even three months ago. Ambitious politicians in the party are going to be paying attention, and something like the Sanders agenda will be the agenda of the Democratic Party’s future. … [Read more...] about Is Bernie Sanders’s ‘Political Revolution’ Fading?
Based on demographics alone, Iowa should have given Sanders a 19-percentage-point edge. They tied. Based on demographics alone, New Hampshire should have given Sanders a 32-point edge. He won by 22. Based on demographics alone, Nevada should have been a tie. Clinton won by 5. The moral of the story is that while Sanders is certainly doing well enough to win many states in New England and on the plains, he is losing the election — perhaps more solidly than his supporters realize. Sanders released a statement congratulating Clinton after her win on Saturday, emphasizing to his supporters that, “Let me be clear on one thing tonight. This campaign is just beginning. We won a decisive victory in in New Hampshire. She won a decisive victory in South Carolina. Now it’s on to Super Tuesday. Our grassroots political revolution is growing state by state, and we won’t stop now.” … [Read more...] about Clinton Completely Dominates Sanders in South Carolina Primary
Sanders has already begun to make his stance known on issues such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; on Friday, he said he’d like to see a more “even-handed” approach to the issue that takes into account “the needs of the Palestinian people” — a shift in Democrats’ traditional stance. And on Monday, Sanders told the Associated Press that the platform should reflect, “the needs of working families, the poor, and young people as opposed to one that represents Wall Street and corporate America.” … [Read more...] about Democrats Cave, Will Give Sanders a Say in Party Platform