Mar 16, 2016

Next Up for Dems: Arizona, Idaho and Utah

The message emitting from Hillary Clinton's campaign continues.

Same as the message from August 2015: Hillary Clinton is the one, and to borrow from the Clinton campaign's words fed to the media last year, "At the Democratic National Committee meeting in Minneapolis, where Clinton spoke on Friday, senior Clinton campaign officials are claiming that she has already secured one-fifth of the pledges needed to win the Democratic presidential nomination," (Bloomberg Politics).

The delegates-won total at this point is: Clinton-1,112 delegates, Sanders-806 delegates; with 2,382 delegates needed to win the nomination. The delegate figures exclude superdelegates who won't vote until the Democratic Party Convention held the week of July 25, 2016. (RealPolitics).

Next Tuesday are elections in Arizona (winner take all), Idaho and Utah. The first three of 29 more Democratic Party elections and caucuses Clinton's campaign and surrogates want the media to believe won't matter.

"The second half of the calendar appears more favorable to Sanders than the states that have voted so far," notes Nate Silver this morning. That's an understatement.

Silver wants to believe in a static contest, a bizarre notion that he cannot believe to be true.

Call me "unrealistic" as Clinton supporters are apt. But consider on June 7 alone California and New Jersey vote (along with four other states), and California and New Jersey alone comprise 39 percent of the 2,382 delegates needed to win.

The New Dealer-Ike-LBG-Great Society Bernie Sanders is in to stay. Last night shows why.

"Sanders continued to bolster his electability argument in tonight’s contests. Among groups that hold special significance in general elections, like young voters and independents, Sanders performed particularly well," notes Tom Cahill.

Sanders' domination of young voters was overwhelming last night again.

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