The establishments of both major political parties seem to be rallying around Hillary Clinton for president, now that Donald Trump’s opponents have opted out of the Republican primary, and Hillary lost to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in Indiana. That’s what Politico.com is reporting.
The twin party establishments must rally around Clinton or else they will not be fielding a candidate with either party if Bernie wins the Democratic nomination, and it’s beginning to look more and more likely that the race between Sanders and Clinton will go down to the wire at the Democratic convention.
After winning in Indiana last night, Bernie needs to win about 65 percent of the total remaining votes to take the lead in pledged delegates when the convention convenes.
Next up for Bernie is West Virginia. The latest poll shows he’s leading by eight points. The West Virginia Democratic primary is open to independents. Bernie has a 3 to 1 edge there, and his supporters show up at the polls at a higher rate than Hillary’s, so that lead is really about 13 to 25 percent.
In other words, if Bernie and us put the effort into West Virginia, as well as the remaining primaries, we win. That simple. Get on the phones.
Check out Indiana: The After-MATH for more on the math of this election.
So what are the Wall Street twin party establishments going to do to counteract Trump and Bernie, when Bernie wins. You can bet the Republican establishment, at least a great deal of it, is planning now in some dark room on how to stop the Vermont senator by lining up behind the last Wall Street candidate.