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Bernie's Revolution Has No Future

Bernie's Revolution Has No Future
Bernie Sanders believes his young supporters will bring a political revolution. Just one problem: Young people don't vote.
By John Stoehr | Contributor
April 29, 2016, at 12:30 p.m

Sen. Bernie Sanders is said to be the future of the Democratic Party. Not because he is beating Hillary Clinton – he isn't – but because his unvarnished populist appeal has inspired the next generation of liberal Democrats.

That theory has three problems. First, the Democratic Party was already growing more liberal. Two wars, a worldwide financial panic and a radicalized Republican Party did more to revitalize liberalism than Sanders did. Second, Sanders performed better with independents than Democrats.

Third and most important: A vast majority of young people didn't vote.

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2016-04-29/the-real-political-revolution-would-be-getting-young-people-to-vote
Posted by workinclasszero | Sat Apr 30, 2016, 03:44 PM (70 replies)

Sanders downsizes his campaign

Sanders downsizes his campaign
Following a series of disappointing finishes, the Vermont senator tightens his belt.
By GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI 04/29/16 06:33 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — After months of spending an unparalleled amount on campaign operations across the country and regularly outspending Hillary Clinton on ad expenditures, Bernie Sanders is tightening his belt.

The campaign slashed the payroll Wednesday by axing hundreds of workers — primarily on the field organizing team — scaling the staff down to its smallest size in months. It downsized its campaign jet, even as the Burlington, Vermont-based candidate spends increasing amounts of time hopping from coast to coast. Top aides no longer travel everywhere with the candidate, choosing instead to stick to Washington and Vermont. Even Sanders' wife, Jane, hasn’t been traveling with him, opting to play the main surrogate role from home. On Thursday, the campaign cut its ad spending in Indiana, the next battleground state on the calendar.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/sanders-downsizes-his-campaign-222662
Posted by workinclasszero | Sat Apr 30, 2016, 12:44 PM (8 replies)

Sanders downsizes his campaign

Sanders downsizes his campaign
Following a series of disappointing finishes, the Vermont senator tightens his belt.
By GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI 04/29/16 06:33 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — After months of spending an unparalleled amount on campaign operations across the country and regularly outspending Hillary Clinton on ad expenditures, Bernie Sanders is tightening his belt.

The campaign slashed the payroll Wednesday by axing hundreds of workers — primarily on the field organizing team — scaling the staff down to its smallest size in months. It downsized its campaign jet, even as the Burlington, Vermont-based candidate spends increasing amounts of time hopping from coast to coast. Top aides no longer travel everywhere with the candidate, choosing instead to stick to Washington and Vermont. Even Sanders' wife, Jane, hasn’t been traveling with him, opting to play the main surrogate role from home. On Thursday, the campaign cut its ad spending in Indiana, the next battleground state on the calendar.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/sanders-downsizes-his-campaign-222662
Posted by workinclasszero | Sat Apr 30, 2016, 12:44 PM (9 replies)

Bombshell Poll: Nearly 20% Of Republicans Will Vote For Hillary Clinton If Trump Wins

Bombshell Poll: Nearly 20% Of Republicans Will Vote For Hillary Clinton If Trump Wins
By Jason Easley on Mon, Apr 25th, 2016 at 4:57 pm
A new Suffolk University poll has found that 19% of Republicans say they will support Hillary Clinton if Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination.

A new Suffolk University poll has found that 19% of Republicans say they will support Hillary Clinton if Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination.

The poll contained some numbers that should terrify Republicans. 40% of Republicans polled said that they would not support the party’s nominee if Donald Trump wins. 25% of the anti-Trump Republican vote would consider voting for a third party candidate. 19% of the never Trump Republicans would vote for Hillary Clinton, and 18% would stay home and not vote at all. By gender, 10% of men, and 9% of Republican women would vote for Clinton over Trump. 18% of very likely Republican general election voters would support Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.

http://www.politicususa.com/2016/04/25/bombshell-poll-20-republicans-vote-hillary-clinton-trump-wins.html?utm_content=buffer32c6f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Posted by workinclasszero | Sat Apr 30, 2016, 12:39 PM (40 replies)

Bombshell Poll: Nearly 20% Of Republicans Will Vote For Hillary Clinton If Trump Wins

Bombshell Poll: Nearly 20% Of Republicans Will Vote For Hillary Clinton If Trump Wins
By Jason Easley on Mon, Apr 25th, 2016 at 4:57 pm
A new Suffolk University poll has found that 19% of Republicans say they will support Hillary Clinton if Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination.

A new Suffolk University poll has found that 19% of Republicans say they will support Hillary Clinton if Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination.

The poll contained some numbers that should terrify Republicans. 40% of Republicans polled said that they would not support the party’s nominee if Donald Trump wins. 25% of the anti-Trump Republican vote would consider voting for a third party candidate. 19% of the never Trump Republicans would vote for Hillary Clinton, and 18% would stay home and not vote at all. By gender, 10% of men, and 9% of Republican women would vote for Clinton over Trump. 18% of very likely Republican general election voters would support Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.

http://www.politicususa.com/2016/04/25/bombshell-poll-20-republicans-vote-hillary-clinton-trump-wins.html?utm_content=buffer32c6f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Posted by workinclasszero | Sat Apr 30, 2016, 12:38 PM (14 replies)

Insiders: Clinton would crush Trump in November

Insiders: Clinton would crush Trump in November
In the swing states that matter most, GOP insiders worry about a down-ballot disaster.
By KATIE GLUECK 04/29/16 05:16 AM EDT

In the swing states that matter most in the presidential race, Donald Trump doesn’t have a prayer against Hillary Clinton in the general election.

That’s according to top operatives, strategists and activists in 10 battleground states who participated in this week’s POLITICO Caucus. Nearly 90 percent of them said Clinton would defeat Trump in their home states in a November match-up.

More than three-quarters of GOP insiders expect Clinton to best the Republican front-runner in a general-election contest in their respective states. Among Democrats, the belief is nearly universal: 99 percent of surveyed said will Clinton will beat Trump.

In three of the biggest swing states—Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida—Republicans were particularly downbeat about the prospect of a Trump-Clinton contest.

“There is positively no way for Trump to win in Pennsylvania,” said a Republican from that state.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-november-insiders-222598
Posted by workinclasszero | Fri Apr 29, 2016, 05:10 AM (4 replies)

Insiders: Clinton would crush Trump in November

Insiders: Clinton would crush Trump in November
In the swing states that matter most, GOP insiders worry about a down-ballot disaster.
By KATIE GLUECK 04/29/16 05:16 AM EDT

In the swing states that matter most in the presidential race, Donald Trump doesn’t have a prayer against Hillary Clinton in the general election.

That’s according to top operatives, strategists and activists in 10 battleground states who participated in this week’s POLITICO Caucus. Nearly 90 percent of them said Clinton would defeat Trump in their home states in a November match-up.

More than three-quarters of GOP insiders expect Clinton to best the Republican front-runner in a general-election contest in their respective states. Among Democrats, the belief is nearly universal: 99 percent of surveyed said will Clinton will beat Trump.

In three of the biggest swing states—Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida—Republicans were particularly downbeat about the prospect of a Trump-Clinton contest.

“There is positively no way for Trump to win in Pennsylvania,” said a Republican from that state.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-november-insiders-222598
Posted by workinclasszero | Fri Apr 29, 2016, 05:09 AM (30 replies)

Jane Sanders predicts epic Bernie comeback

Jane Sanders predicts epic Bernie comeback
By NICK GASS 04/28/16 08:12 AM EDT

Bernie Sanders may be down, but he is certainly not out of the race, Jane Sanders said Thursday, predicting that her husband would win a slew of victories going forward into May and beyond that will keep him competitive leading up to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

The comments come a day after the Sanders campaign began laying off hundreds of campaign workers in states that voted Tuesday rather than having them stay on for future contests. Sanders' campaign dismissed the notion that the layoffs represent a posture of weakness, with campaign spokesman Michael Briggs telling POLITICO on Wednesday that it comes "from a posture of reality."

http://www.politico.com/blogs/2016-dem-primary-live-updates-and-results/2016/04/jane-sanders-bernie-comeback-222568

Posted by workinclasszero | Thu Apr 28, 2016, 11:48 AM (8 replies)

Jane Sanders predicts epic Bernie comeback

Jane Sanders predicts epic Bernie comeback
By NICK GASS 04/28/16 08:12 AM EDT

Bernie Sanders may be down, but he is certainly not out of the race, Jane Sanders said Thursday, predicting that her husband would win a slew of victories going forward into May and beyond that will keep him competitive leading up to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

The comments come a day after the Sanders campaign began laying off hundreds of campaign workers in states that voted Tuesday rather than having them stay on for future contests. Sanders' campaign dismissed the notion that the layoffs represent a posture of weakness, with campaign spokesman Michael Briggs telling POLITICO on Wednesday that it comes "from a posture of reality."

http://www.politico.com/blogs/2016-dem-primary-live-updates-and-results/2016/04/jane-sanders-bernie-comeback-222568

The delusions are strong with this one.
Posted by workinclasszero | Thu Apr 28, 2016, 11:47 AM (12 replies)

Election Night Observations and Feeling the Votes Clinton Finishes First Sanders Places Behind Trump

Election Night Observations and Feeling the Votes: Clinton Finishes First, Sanders Places Behind Trump
Spandan Chakrabarti April 26, 2016


In PA, Hillary Clinton got 80,000 more votes than Trump, Bernie Sanders got 100,000 fewer votes than Donald Trump.

In MD, Bernie Sanders got barely more votes than Trump, while Clinton got more votes than Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders combined.

In DE, Clinton topped Trump's vote total by more than 13,000 votes, while Sanders got about 6,000 fewer votes than Trump.

In every single state that voted tonight, Hillary Clinton got more votes than Donald Trump (including in Rhode Island, which she lost to Sanders). In just two states did Sanders accomplish the same.

In total popular vote, Hillary Clinton will come out of tonight with well over 12 million votes, Trump with about 10 million, and Sanders will finish in third place with 9 million votes.

Math, and voters, seem to have a clear bias towards Hillary Clinton.

http://www.thepeoplesview.net/main/2016/4/26/april-26-primary-observation-feel-the-vote
Posted by workinclasszero | Wed Apr 27, 2016, 08:59 PM (3 replies)
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