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Wed Feb 3, 2016, 08:13 PM

 

Iowa proved Bernie Sanders can win – and that Hillary Clinton is beatable

but, you knew that...

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/feb/02/iowa-caucus-bernie-sanders-can-win-hillary-clinton-beatable?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Version+A&utm_term=154359&subid=9068680&CMP=ema_565a

...The actual results underscored what he and his supporters have said all along: establishment Democrats have underestimated him and the power of his movement.

The chief argument against Sanders for his entire campaign is that he’s unelectable in a national election and, by extension, ineffective as a candidate or a statesman. He’s alternately been written off as a fringe candidate, an adorable elderly relative and more subtly, as a political tool for pushing Clinton the left.

But Monday night proved that he could win and, in proving it, he’s weakened Clinton by exposing her as something other than the inevitable candidate we had all but assumed her to be. Some Sanders staffers have argued Sanders definitely did win if you count raw totals and not state delegates; given the geographical layout of Iowa, that claim is likely if unproven. (More than a quarter of Sanders’ supporters come from just three counties – which awards only 12% of delegates; the caucus structure is thought to favor Clinton significantly)...

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ErisDiscordia Feb 2016 OP
warrprayer Feb 2016 #1
rocktivity Feb 2016 #2

Response to ErisDiscordia (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2016, 08:16 PM

1. It was...

A nail bitingly wonderful night!

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Response to ErisDiscordia (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2016, 08:30 PM

2. And now for something completely different

I'm glad you realize that (Hillary's) winning (Iowa) "handily" is the key...(I)f she wins by only a couple of points, her opponents will not back down--and the voters will start seeing her as a mere mortal...

Unless (Hillary) wins decisively in Iowa, she'll lose her leverage, and she knows it...

I'm not saying that Hillary won't win--I'm saying that she won't win a walk...

Rocktivity, DU November-December 2007


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