Mar 2, 2016

Parties' 2016 Conventions Could Go Old-School

"Tonight, voters in Colorado, Oklahoma and Minnesota have
joined the people of Vermont in showing America
that a political revolution is spreading across
our country, that people want to take on the
billionaire class and make our government
work for all Americans and not just the top 1 percent,"
said Sanders after winning four states on Super Tuesday.
The Democratic Party National Convention in Philadelphia (July 25-28) and the Republican National Convention in Cleveland (July 18-21) may both become throw-backs, like something out of the Fletcher Knebel novel, Convention, (Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey, II (Harper and Row, 1964)), marked by back-stabbing, horse-trading, and in 2016 John Lewis disgracing himself, as Wall Street gives Hillary Clinton marching orders, (Dayen, The Intercept).

"If Sanders stays within 150 delegates ... he can potentially narrow Clinton’s lead in the spring and overtake her in the summer as Sanders-favorable coastal states take to the polls," notes Tom Cahill, (USUncut).

Following the Sanders' blow-out victory with the 20-29 demographic on Super Tuesday (and win with Latinos in Colorado), Sanders faces a favorable delegate map as spring and early summer approach, (Huffington Post) so the calls for the coronation of Clinton will come loud and often, (

Clinton currently leads 544 delegates to 349 delegates, and a nominee needs 2,383 delegates to win the nomination.

New York, California, the west coast, Michigan, Wisconsin, in the Clinton math these areas don't matter so very much.

On the Republican side, who knows what these idiots are doing? But plenty of Republicans are beginning to despair.

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