Instead, Sanders' big bump came before the candidates took the stage, when news broke that Ocasio-Cortez, along with fellow "squad" members Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, would be endorsing him. Three young women of color, all aligned with Sanders' political vision and -- in many cases -- better messengers than the candidate himself in the marginalized, minority communities he was determined to win over and turn out in 2020 had cast their lot with the septuagenarian from Vermont. … [Read more...] about How Bernie Sanders became the Democratic primary’s early front-runner
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This gave the Democratic leadership nightmares about a similar revolt happening in Philadelphia, on national television, during the party’s late-July weeklong infomercial. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid demanded Sanders disavow his supporters’ behavior. On Tuesday, the Vermont senator condemned the violence and harassment — while also decrying the rigged system that inspired it. … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders and the DNC Are Fighting Again
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
“Free public education, protect the environment, an end to corporate greed, and also, stop policing terror in the community. Those are some of the issues that Bernie Sanders has put forward which are issues I believe in very strongly,” said Clarence Thomas. … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders’ Richmond Rally Draws Huge Support Ahead Of Super Tuesday
Sanders has been expanding the electorate, but not by enough, and the over-all turnout numbers in 2016 are not meeting or exceeding the Obama milestones. Sanders is dominant with young people and political independents — according to the latest figures, he won voters between the ages of eighteen and twenty-nine by eighty-two to fourteen in Nevada — but it’s not enough to make up for his deficits among other groups. The Nevada results show Sanders is having trouble breaking into traditional Democratic constituencies, like African-Americans and older voters, especially among women. Clinton won African-Americans by seventy-six per cent to twenty-two per cent in Nevada. Voters over forty-five years old made up sixty-three per cent of the Nevada electorate, and Clinton won that group by more than two to one. … [Read more...] about Is Bernie Sanders’s ‘Political Revolution’ Fading?