The US corporate news media has declared Bernie Sanders dead in the water in his quest for the Democratic party nomination for president. It looks as though Bernie lost in five states last night. It’s possible, though unlikely, that he won Missouri. The margin there was razor thin. Hillary has won 60 percent of the delegates up to now.
Historically, not every candidate who was behind in the Democratic presidential primary election has lost. Bill Clinton lost 11 of the first 12 primary states in 1992, and he still won.
There are twenty states remaining. Sanders is leading the polls in 16 of them, including California and New York. If Sanders takes 60 percent of the delegates in those 20 states, then he becomes the Democratic nominee.
What you will not hear from the political and media establishment is that, based on the primary and caucus schedule for the rest of the race, this is the high water mark for the Clinton campaign. Starting today, the map now shifts dramatically in Bernie’s favor.
Arizona, Idaho, and Utah are up next Tuesday. Alaska, Hawaii, and Washington State caucus the Saturday after. Then it’s Wisconsin’s turn to vote.
That means Bernie has an extremely good chance to win nearly every state that votes in the next month. His political revolution isn’t over, not by a long shot.
Bernie can still beat back the Wall Street Democratic candidate. It’s not over until it’s over.