Friday, March 25, 2016

Will the Left Coast be Bernie's Salvation?


For those who assume Hillary Clinton has the Democratic nomination cinched, don't count your eggs...  The West Coast could be Hillary's Waterloo.

Bernie Sanders’ momentum appears to be growing as he heads into West Coast contests Saturday, including the largest state to hold a Democratic Party caucus—Washington.

Sanders is drawing huge crowds, speaking to 7,000 people on Thursday in Washington in the SunDome arena on the Yakama Nation’s treaty territory. “Native Americans have been lied to. They’ve been cheated,” he said. “If elected president, there will be a new relationship with the Native American community.”

Sanders was also slightly ahead of Hillary Clinton in a new national poll from Bloomberg Politics, which found he was the first choice of 49 percent of people who already voted or planned to participate in this year’s Democratic nominating contests. He also held larger leads than Clinton against all remaining GOP contenders in hypothetical fall match-ups.

Sanders is drawing huge crowds, speaking to 7,000 people on Thursday in Washington in the SunDome arena on the Yakama Nation’s treaty territory. “Native Americans have been lied to. They’ve been cheated,” he said. “If elected president, there will be a new relationship with the Native American community.”

Sanders was also slightly ahead of Hillary Clinton in a new national poll from Bloomberg Politics, which found he was the first choice of 49 percent of people who already voted or planned to participate in this year’s Democratic nominating contests. He also held larger leads than Clinton against all remaining GOP contenders in hypothetical fall match-ups.

But the more concrete signs of Sanders’ steady monentum come from developments this week, where Sanders won more delegates than Clinton in Tuesday’s contests in Arizona, Utah and Idaho. An analysis by MSNBC found that “he ended up taking away a tidy 57 percent of the pledged delegates up for grabs that day. And as it happens, 58 percent is the percentage of outstanding pledged delegates Sanders needs to win from now on in order to finish the primary calendar with more pledged delegates than Hillary Clinton.”

Will he do it, pull off the upset? Hard to say. Could he do it? Absolutely.

5 comments:

CV SoG said...

Hillary Clinton is the establishment candidate for sure. I can never vote for someone who took Goldman Sachs money, nor someone who voted to authorize war in Iraq.

A part of me thinks Trump is just a Hillary strawman to enable her to win - I blogged about this back in February.

Sanders draws crowds because he's speaks very plainly and honestly. And while I don't agree with all his points, he comes off as reasonable and fair. That's who I'm voting for in tomorrow's WA State Caucus.

Pamela Mac Neil said...

Wow. A Presidential candidate talking too and about First Nations. That's a first. Bill clinton could have pardoned Leonard Peltier when he left office. He didn't! First Nations people will remember that.

Kyle H. said...

No.

Kyle H. said...
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The Mound of Sound said...

Sorry, Kyle, but Alaska and Washington have come through for Bernie, big time. Hard to imagine Hawaii won't follow suit.