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Sat Mar 12, 2016, 01:17 AM

Bernie Sanders Sees Michigan Win as a Springboard to the Nomination By YAMICHE ALCINDOR and PATRICK

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Source: New York Times

Several Democratic strategists and pollsters said they now thought Mr. Sanders could win the Ohio primary — and perhaps Illinois and Missouri — after the senator performed unexpectedly well among independents and young people in Michigan and also beat Mrs. Clinton by more than 10 percentage points with white voters there, according to exit polls. Mr. Sanders also won support from about 30 percent of Michigan’s black voters, a larger share than in recent contests in the South, a sign that he might be able to stop Mrs. Clinton from winning the landslides she is aiming for in predominantly black neighborhoods in Chicago, Cleveland and St. Louis.

“After Michigan, Bernie can certainly win Ohio, and frankly you cannot write him off in any major urban metropolitan state anymore,” said Peter D. Hart, a veteran Democratic pollster. “He has hit a perfect dynamic that few of us expected: He is campaigning on issues like economic insecurity and inequality that are central in this election, he is not seen as overtly political, and he has an ability to contrast himself with every other candidate by being frank and authentic.”

Ohio, a bellwether swing state in presidential elections, is particularly crucial for Mr. Sanders because a victory could increase doubts about Mrs. Clinton’s vulnerabilities in a general election. His free trade argument has become an enviable weapon with blue-collar workers in Ohio and other Rust Belt states because his longtime opposition to trade pacts is a rare and clear policy difference with Mrs. Clinton. She has supported deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement and still argues that trade can benefit American workers.

“If Sanders wins Ohio, there is a new narrative for the next three months, and the nomination fight goes on to the California primary on June 7 in a way that no one ever predicted,” said Robert Shrum, a veteran political adviser to several Democratic presidential campaigns. “Ohio would give Sanders further legitimacy and the standing to go all the way to the convention and make the case to superdelegates there that he is better able to win in November.”

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Finally some positive press.

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Reply Bernie Sanders Sees Michigan Win as a Springboard to the Nomination By YAMICHE ALCINDOR and PATRICK (Original post)
noretreatnosurrender Mar 2016 OP
riversedge Mar 2016 #1
JackRiddler Mar 2016 #6
Kip Humphrey Mar 2016 #2
billhicks76 Mar 2016 #3
Kip Humphrey Mar 2016 #5
Uncle Joe Mar 2016 #8
roguevalley Mar 2016 #4
JackRiddler Mar 2016 #7
Eric J in MN Mar 2016 #9
JackRiddler Mar 2016 #10
Elmer S. E. Dump Mar 2016 #13
Helen Borg Mar 2016 #11
Major Hogwash Mar 2016 #12
etherealtruth Mar 2016 #14

Response to noretreatnosurrender (Original post)

Sat Mar 12, 2016, 01:20 AM

1. This is not LBN

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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 12, 2016, 02:41 AM

6. It is today.

 

New York Times and all.

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Response to noretreatnosurrender (Original post)

Sat Mar 12, 2016, 01:45 AM

2. Tonight, Trump was dispatched in a demonstration of how Bernie's revolution works.

Republicons have been stymied in what to do about Trump. Tonight, citizens said, "Enough is Enough! We don't want your bigotry on our campus or in our city."

If you are a Hilary supporter, I want you to watch the raw footage and consider the immediate outcome, it worked. Consider this one an answer to you of the question you have been rightly asking,"How?"

If you are a Democratic elected official or party leader, please consider, given what we know of Trump supporters to date, those protesters who chose to enter the hall willfully and willingly were literally putting their lives on the line when they entered that arena. That took guts and determination. Now, you know Bernie is capable of delivering what he says he will deliver. Further, I think you can extrapolate this example to issues larger than preventing bigotry entering one's neighborhood.

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Response to Kip Humphrey (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 12, 2016, 02:25 AM

3. Hillary Laughs WITH Trump

 

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Response to billhicks76 (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 12, 2016, 02:32 AM

5. They make such a lovely couple.


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Response to Kip Humphrey (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 12, 2016, 03:36 AM

8. ...

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Response to noretreatnosurrender (Original post)

Sat Mar 12, 2016, 02:28 AM

4. win missouri. take that claire

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Response to noretreatnosurrender (Original post)

Sat Mar 12, 2016, 02:43 AM

7. The question is not Ohio, Illinois or Missouri, it's Florida.

 

Which is not even mentioned in the article. Florida is the actual contest.

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Response to JackRiddler (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 12, 2016, 03:39 AM

9. Florida mention

"Tad Devine, the campaign’s senior adviser, said Mr. Sanders would soon have television and digital advertising in the five states voting on Tuesday — Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio."

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Response to Eric J in MN (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 12, 2016, 03:45 AM

10. Okay. In a list...

 

But you understand it's Florida in play? The Clintonists are preemptively conceding the North.

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Response to JackRiddler (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 12, 2016, 10:15 AM

13. If Bernie wins Florida, NC, and Ohio and IL, it's game over.

 

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Response to noretreatnosurrender (Original post)

Sat Mar 12, 2016, 03:53 AM

11. Just keep working hard!

The Clinton machine is falling apart.

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Response to noretreatnosurrender (Original post)

Sat Mar 12, 2016, 04:57 AM

12. Of course Bernie can certainly win in Ohio.

People there are just as fed up with the status quo as the people in Michigan or Vermont.

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Response to noretreatnosurrender (Original post)

Sat Mar 12, 2016, 11:18 AM

14. LOCKING, please refer to the SoP for LBN

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