News flash: Bernie Sanders is winning!
Why does the mainstream media report over and over that Hillary Clinton is almost certain to be the Democratic nominee?
The presumption of a Hillary Clinton nomination is based on a dwindling lead of fewer than 300 pledged delegates, with 18 states yet to vote.
Hillary’s lead is based entirely on Democratic primary victories in the former Confederate states of the Deep South, from South Carolina to Texas. Is the Democratic nominee going to win any of the Deep South states in November? Highly unlikely. We are conceding the Democratic nomination to Hillary Clinton based a handful of Southern states? I think this is wishful thinking put out by the vast Democratic Party establishment, and repeated by cable TV pundits as if they were parrots.
Since the contest moved on to other parts of the country, Bernie Sanders has reversed the momentum. Sanders shocked the Clinton campaign by winning the Michigan Democratic primary. Michigan, unlike the South, is a state the Democratic party can win in November. Clinton held off Sanders in two other important states, Illinois and Ohio. But Sanders won Minnesota. It looks like Wisconsin will be the tiebreaker in the big Midwestern states.
(Full disclosure: I’ve donated more than $200 but less than $300 to the Sanders campaign in recent weeks, mostly in $27 increments. I am a confirmed Sanders supporter.)
This past weekend, Sanders won all three contests. He won by margins of 70 percent or more in Washington State, which may be a bellwether for the West, and in Alaska and Hawaii. And still the mainstream media anoints Hillary as the winner? Sanders has also won a slew of other Western states, such as Colorado.
Of the states that have held Democratic primaries or caucuses to date, Hillary Clinton has won 18, and Bernie Sanders has won 14, if my arithmetic is correct. Several of the largest and most Democratic states have yet to vote.
An epidemic of blindness, delusion and denial is sweeping the U.S. establishment, in both Democratic and Republican parties. Just my opinion.
Next up, Wisconsin and New York.
I had this email message today from Jeff Weaver, who is Sanders campaign manager:
“For the past several years, Wisconsin has been ground zero for worker’s rights, women’s rights, and voting rights. Those people cannot afford to wait for incremental change — they need a president who will think big about the transformational change required of this moment.”
Do you think there might be a big turnout in Wisconsin?
Both Sanders and Clinton are campaigning hard in Wisconsin. But only Hillary is dodging Erin Burnett on CNN.
Earlier this evening, I watched Erin Burnett’s live interview with Sanders in Milwaukee. He answered all her questions, and none of them were softballs.
At the end of the interview, Burnett turned to the camera and said to the viewers: “I want you to know. . .”
What she said next is this:
Hillary Clinton, who is in Wisconsin, was also invited for a live interview with Erin Burnett on CNN. Sanders accepted the interview. Clinton demurred.
Sanders is seeking a debate in New York before that state’s primary. Hillary is dodging that request.
To sum up, we’re coming up on big primaries in Wisconsin, New York, Pennsylvania, and other states, including Maryland. I wonder what the primary results will be in California.
Remember, you heard it here first. Bernie Sanders is winning.
— John Hayden