Thursday, February 13, 2020

Sanders Takes NH but Dems No Closer to Consensus Candidate

Sanders Takes NH but Dems No Closer to Consensus Candidate
https://patriotpost.us/articles/68534?mailing_id=4859&utm_medium=email&utm_source=pp.email.4859&utm_campaign=snapshot&utm_content=body
Excerpt: It has also become patently obvious that the Leftmedia is seeking to influence the Democrats’ choice of candidate. While Sanders has consistently polled at the top of the Dems’ list of candidates — borne out by his strong showings in Iowa and New Hampshire — the Leftmedia has attempted to prop up more “electable” candidates like Biden out of concerns that Sanders’s socialism makes him unelectable. It’s not a bad read, but the problem is it threatens the party’s ability to build a coalition behind the eventual nominee strong enough to take on Trump. And one final tidbit: Not since Jimmy Carter in 1976 has the winner of the New Hampshire Democrat primary gone on to win the party’s nomination. [I suspect this is a mis-reading of the situation. Yes, Sanders finished with the highest popular vote. But, if you think about it, he’s been continuously running for the presidency since 2015; That’s five years. He has wonderful name recognition, but he comes from the neighboring state, Vermont. Further, his margin of victory–against challengers unknown two years ago–was tiny. The only way he’ll walk off with the prize is if he can inherit and keep every one of Warren’s voters and still steal others from other candidates as well. I could be wrong–I often am, LOL–but I think he’ll fall far shorter than he did in 2016. Bloomberg could upset the apple cart, but I think the Democrats aren’t dumb enough to let him buy their nomination.  I think Klobuchar and Buttigieg will be fighting it out after Super Tuesday. We’ll see. Ron P.]

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