If anything is clear, it’s that Hillary Clinton has shot her wad in the Democratic primary campaign. The battle for the South is over and Bernie Sanders has lost, but the battle for the west, the Midwest, the mid-Atlantic states, and New England is shaping up to be a total path to victory for the senator from Vermont.
True, Clinton won the South decisively, but strangely, and what it not typically reported in the press, is that Sanders took Minnesota and Colorado by large margins. He wiped out Clinton, as expected in Vermont. He also trounced her in Oklahoma.
Sanders has leads in Washington, Oregon, and California. He’ll most likely take the rest of New England, and perhaps even the remaining states in the Midwest, and the mid-Atlantic. This battle isn’t over until those rounds are finished.
The national press has done its best to keep us in the dark about Bernie’s chances, and in most cases there’re telling us he has none. Hogwash! The corporate press is in the tank for Hillary. There were plenty of polls broadcast by the corporate news media about how Bernie was going to lose in the South, but nary a word about how he was leading in those Super Tuesday states of Oklahoma, Colorado, Vermont and Minnesota.
That’s to keep us in the dark about Bernie’s real chances, which are getting better every day. Bernie took the Hispanic vote from Hillary in Nevada, and only grows stronger with them. In South Carolina, Hillary took an overwhelming margin of African-American voters over 30 years old, but had a much slimmer thirteen point margin among those under thirty.
The road ahead is clear for Sanders. His fundraising and number of supporters are increasing, not decreasing. Clinton, meanwhile, grows weaker. True, she might be able to hang on to her large lead, but it’s not God given.
Instead, the South appears to be her high water mark. The path to the Democratic nomination is straight ahead, and it’s heading straight into Bernie Sanders country. Wall Street CEO’s and investors, as well as their Democratic nominee, should be shaking in their boots at the prospect.