Bernie Sanders Rocks The Political World By Skyrocketing Up New Iowa And NH Polls

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is sending an earthquake through politics as usual by skyrocketing up two new polls of Iowa and New Hampshire.

To say that Bernie Sanders is skyrocketing in the latest NBC News/Marist polls of Iowa and New Hampshire might be an understatement. In Iowa, Sanders has gone from trailing Hillary Clinton by 29 points in July (55%-26%) to trailing by 11 points (48%-37%).

In New Hampshire, Sen. Sanders has gone from trailing former Sec. of State Clinton by thirteen points (47%-34%) to leading Clinton by eleven points (49%-38%). Sanders has a higher approval rating than Clinton among New Hampshire Democrats (79%-69%).

Bernie Sanders’ spokesman Michael Briggs summed up why voters are reacting well to Sen. Sanders, “Bernie is leading the fight to rebuild the disappearing American middle class and take on the greed of the billionaire class. These new polls confirm that the more voters get to know Bernie the better they like him and what he stands for.”

Briggs hit the nail on the head. Democratic voters like Bernie Sanders and his message. The more Democratic voters get to know Sen. Sanders, the more that they like him. It isn’t that Democrats have stopped liking Hillary Clinton, but that Bernie Sanders has seen his popularity surge.

To anyone who has been paying attention to politics over the last few years, the Sanders message of fighting the billionaires and standing up for the working people of this country is nothing new.

The idea that millions of Americans could rally around a 73-year-old Independent Senator to take back the U.S. government from the billionaires is sending a message to the media and political leaders.

The Sanders campaign isn’t just about an election. It is a popular movement against politicians who have been bought by billionaires and elected representatives who ignore the will of those that they have taken an oath to represent.

The people are fueling the rise of Bernie Sanders, by unifying to take their country back from the billionaires and corporations.

90 Replies to “Bernie Sanders Rocks The Political World By Skyrocketing Up New Iowa And NH Polls”

  1. …an awful lot o’ folks both places prefer facts…and I’ll bet dollars to Doughnuts if Hillary wins the Primary, they’ll all back her…

  2. And the other 48 states? This primary isn’t about New Hampshire or Iowa. Tell me what Bernie is doing in the other states? What really is, and how much organization in the other 48 states is he investing in? Can someone tell me, especially the amount of paid supporters? This is about delegate counts, and whoever gets the most wins.

    I will vote in the primary for Bernie. But I think Hillary has the money and organization.

  3. You will hear crickets when the campaign moves to South Carolina and Nevada. Come super Tuesday it will be they dropped a bomb on us

  4. Really? Bernie Sanders rocks the political world? Two states, 94% white, one boarders his home state of Vermont…first of all, two states does not a “world” make, and secondly…just wait until he hits the South’s brick wall, and other parts of this country who don’t by his socialist pie-in-the-skye ideas. It’s not like Bernie can wave a magic wand…He’s only had three bills passed in his entire time in Washington, and one of them was naming a post office. One must ask why he has not received one endorsement from Democrats in Washington, and Hillary Clinton has about wrapped up the delegates/Super delegates…He’s not a team player, and because of it, he will have a harder time getting anything done in Washington..you don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

  5. I went to the Portland rally. I didn’t go there to see Sanders schpiel. I knew it by heart. No, I went to see and be a part of a crowd that brought 28,000 people to an arena which held just under 20,000. The experince was explosive. The fact that everyone felt that created the effect. It fed on itself. Raw political power.

  6. It’s refreshing to see a candidate rise in the polls because of his stance on important issues (versus who can spew the most hate).

    It reminds me of 2008 and the excitement of having two promising Democratic candidates — Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama.

    We have a lot to be proud of.

  7. “Hillary Clinton has about wrapped up the delegates/Super delegates…”

    Really? So according to you the primaries and caucuses have already been held and the Democratic Convention has happened? I haven’t seen this in the news. Keep counting those chickens before they have hatched. You’ll find out their crows and will have to eat them.

  8. I think what she is saying other than white emos Sanders has no base of support. Now if you can show me where he has the support of the true base of the party then I will eat crow

  9. Just a reminder, not a single ballot in a primary or the general election has been cast. In fact, we are over 6 months away from that happening.

    I’m a Bernie person, but I’ll vote dem no matter what. I’d like to see a fair, honest campaign all the way to the convention. One thing is certain, those that anointed HRC the nominee without a fight are wrong.

    The only poll I trust will happen in Nov 2016. I hope that most of the statehouse, house, senate and Whitehouse winners have a (D) behind their name. Remember to vote in 2016, find a candidate you like and volunteer for them. Our country will be better for your efforts.

  10. Then please explain why all that’s happening is Bernie surging and Hillary either remaining stagnant or declining? You say Bernie has no base? Look at social media. What hot sauce would you like with your crow?

  11. I told you what his base is and that base has not won election. When he start making inroads into the true base of the party ten come talk to me. Iowa and NH does not represent the base of the Democratic party

  12. Why don’t you know this? How can you talk against a candidate when you don’t even know their accomplishments?

  13. I like Bernie, but more than “skyrocketing” up and “rocks” the political world, I think it would be more accurate to say Hillary dropping like a rock and leaving Bernie as the only guy talking about blue sky proposals.

  14. Because Iowa and New Hampshire are the first tests for a candidate, voters in those states carry much more weight than the number of delegates they have. Candidates are tested in these two places and if they fail, they usually are doomed.

    On the other hand, Clinton and Bush have the big money backing, and this might allow both to buy the nominations of the two major parties. At this point Trump lacks the organization (and political experience and insider support) and Bernie lacks the money to beat the big dogs.

    Being the best hardly counts at all in politics.

  15. I know his record, too, and it’s pretty lackluster. Bernie Sanders has wonderful ideas, but this is not a dictatorship and in order for a President Sanders to get anything done, he needs to be able to get along with others (congressional allies) – something that’s been missing in his political career.

    Sanders does a lot of co-sponsoring (putting his sig on a bill) and does a lot of amendment-adding, but he’s sponsored very few bills on his own over the course of 25 years (about 300) of which only three have become law (two were renaming post offices).

    If that’s enough for you, so be it. But it paints a picture of a person who’s all hat, no cattle when it comes to legislative accomplishments. That’s why I won’t be voting for him in the primaries.

  16. Many Sanders supporters were Nader supporters. Don’t hold your breath that they’ll cast their vote for Hillary Clinton in the G.E.

    On the other hand, should by some miracle Bernie Sanders wins the primaries, Hillary Supporters will cast their vote for him in the G.E. because unlike those wishy-washy Nader-voters, hard-core Democratic voters fear seeing another Republican park his behind in the Oval Office more than whether or not their Democratic candidate wins.

  17. And you’d be wrong.

    Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers have gone done due to the speculation that Joe Biden might declare in the coming weeks (highly unlikely, given that he’s still in mourning over Beau Biden’s passing – but we can hope anyway).

    Once Joe Biden announces that he won’t be running, his supporters won’t flock to Bernie Sanders. They’ll go to Hillary Clinton and her numbers will rise.

    I’m one of those people.

  18. Yep. They are.

    How important are delegates?

    Take 2008.

    Hillary Clinton won 18 million votes.

    Barack Obama won 17.6 million and the vast majority of Democratic delegates.

    Guess who ultimately won the nomination?

  19. Here’s Nate Silver, putting things in perspective:

    Of course, it doesn’t help that the MSM cannot keep breathlessly spouting those one or two outlier polls that show Trump beating Hillary (and Sanders, for that matter) while ignoring the majority of polls showing Hillary doing just fine.

    The MSM wants a horserace and wants Hillary out. I never thought I’d see some of Senator Sanders’ supporters latching onto that.
    http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/hillary-clinton-scandal-inevitable-problems/

  20. Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers are dropping because A: she isn’t really campaigning and getting out there with the people, and B: her baggage.

    Bernie Sanders is out there with the people campaigning, and sending the right message.

    Unless Hillary shits or gets off the pot she will lose the nomination to Bernie Sanders.

  21. early supporters know what we are finding, we are organizing spontaneous groups and doing campaign events NOW, where no one else is even present. we know most of the people we meet are new to organized politics, new faces. paid supporters? > see TRUMPED up. Bernie is riding a wave that he didn’t create. the billionaires did this to themselves by buying every OTHER candidate. Bernie’s rise is our ONLY hope to forestall them tanking the economy in Sept (AGAIN) and blaming it on God’s calendar.

  22. It’ll be interesting and very telling to see how many people cross over from the republican party to vote for Sanders in open primary states.

  23. Bernie Sanders, Leads Hillary Clinton in N.H., Walks with Labor Union in Iowa

    Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who is leading in New Hampshire, joined about 100 workers from a Penford corn processing plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa who were picketing as their union negotiated a contract with management.

    “I want you to know being out on a picket line and standing with workers is something I have been doing for my entire life,” Sanders told the crowd. “I did when I was mayor of the city of Burlington, did in Congress, did it in the Senate. This is what I do,” Sanders said.

    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/elections/presidential/caucus/2015/09/04/bernie-sanders-union-picket-cedar-rapids/71732308/

  24. Hillary no matter her negatives will be infinitely more acceptable than any of the republican fools. Just be aware that pos trolls will be eager to spread this anti Hillary garbage.

  25. One thing is certain, those that anointed HRC the nominee without a fight are wrong.

    No one’s “anointed” Hillary Clinton. That’s left-wing bogus talk. No different than right-wing b.s.

    She’s winning this fair and square – and smart. She’s all but wrapped up the all-important delegates necessary to win the primaries. If the vote is close in the primaries (as was the case between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama), delegates will matter.

    IMO: Bernie Sanders isn’t campaigning in earnest. Had that been the case, he would’ve gotten congressional and gubernatorial Dems to throw their support behind him. To date, none have. So if Senator Sanders isn’t taking his run for the White House seriously, why should anyone else?

  26. And we all know how that turned out. If Hillary really wants the Democratic nomination she is going to have to get out there and really start campaigning. Just doing a very occasional interview or the $2700 a plate fundraisers isn’t going to win it for her.

  27. And you know that’s just b.s. talk, right, John? Pun intended.

    She’s been campaigning very hard. In fact, she’s been campaigning very cleverly, unlike Sanders.

    Hillary Clinton has earned the support of 70-80% of African-Americans, 73% of Hispanic-Americans, and she’ll get the Asian-American support, too. So far, Bernie Sanders has made huge inroads with White liberals, hence his poll numbers in lily-white New Hamphshire and Iowa. Wait till Super Tuesday and see if he slams into the wall.

    Hillary Clinton understands what it takes to win the Democratic nomination. She has the benefit of having gone up against the best and has quickly learned the rules on how to win. It takes more than shouting things, telling people what they want to hear while slamming a fist on the lectern. It takes strategy, something I don’t feel Sanders has. But we’ll see who’s right come Super Tuesday.

  28. Bernie is the only candidate in either party who is not in the pockets of the corporate/billionaire puppet masters….that is all we need to know……..Happy Labor day America…….Feel The Bern

  29. BS as in Bernie Sanders? Yes Bernie is out there doing stump speeches, town hall meetings, TV, radio, print media interviews as well as his job as Senator from Vermont. Where has Hillary been? That is why Bernie is surging and Hillary is dropping like a ship’s anchor. I see you posting all of these “statistics with no links to back them up yet I’m supposed to believe you? That is the B.S. and I’m not talking Bernie Sanders on that.

  30. Hillary Clinton is as authentuc as a three dollar bill. She simply owes too many favors to too many people. She is an extremely intelligent and hard working person who owes a political career to whom she was married. She is a tone-deaf politician who loves policy wonkery but lacks vision.
    I think Senator Sanders is the man for this time and has both the passiin and the vision to be our new FDR.

  31. Editing not working, edited for errors:
    Senator Sanders skill as a legislator is in committee where he knows when and how to place amendments and other procedural nuances to keep Republicans at bay. But tell us, what legislation did Clinton get passed? I suspect most of her legislation was as one of many co-sponsors as she is not a leader; she is a hard worker within the status quo.
    Sad you have to bring up the Clinton campaign’s talking point about race, especially considering Clinton’s behavior in heavily black South Carolina where she spoke with an affected black accent and her husband denigrated black voters who voted for Obama. I think Ms.Clinton has many talents but she doesn’t have the vision nor passion that we need at this point in history.

  32. Note to self:
    Don’t comment on iPad while in bed. Typing errors. Plus politicsusa forms’ editing routine keeps crapping out.

  33. In interview after interview, people have said that they love Bernie Sanders and his ideas, and yes, he has very concrete ways to pay for them. The idea that they are “pie in the sky,” or whatever, is wrong. WE are the only developed country to not have single payer health care, free college, etc…
    Bernie Sanders is ahead in the polls, and as people discover him, they will vote for him. He is the president we need now. At this point, if the Democrats want to win the General Election, they should back Bernie Sanders. I don’t think nearly as many will show up for HRC.
    Bernie Sanders is more than electable. He is what the Democratic Party should be, used to be, before it sold out to corporate interests. We need to take back the party and our government. #FeeltheBern

  34. Cornell west is nice and all but really does not speak for the majority of minority voters including black

  35. First the repukes want Sanders to win the nomination for they think they can take him down and so do I. Hillary they are afraid of. Say Bernie wins the nomination, do you really believe he is going to put through all he is saying he is going to do. When on his first day he walks in and starts passing this bill and that bill, IMPLEMENTING FREE college, Raising taxes on the rich (them) Enforcing a nation wide minimum wage, etc.?? NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. Then look at his foreign policy experienece. he has NONE! Have you ever known of Bernie to go to a foreign nation and sit down with the heads and discuss the issues?? I never have. But Hillary has a million times.out of every candidate running Hillary has the most experience and knows the job well.Most foreign leaders know who she is and will work with her.I doubt if they even know Sanders.

  36. And then just this week I found this out. Bernie filed with his local draft a “Conscientious Objector” which is he REFUSED to go into the military,He did so to AVOID Serving his Country in the Vietnam War. Now i have little respect for him, he is no better than Cheney refusing to serve his country and using his religion which means he had to be a practicing Jew. My entire family served, two brothers and husband in Korean War, my brother-in-law served 35 yrs.in the Air Force and our two sons in the Army. The last one 12 yrs. two tours in Iraq and he is a god dam mess. He has loss of hearing, head trauma, his feet are all screwed up, and the panic and outbursts are awful to watch.He was a happy go lucky kid and at 18 against my wishes join the dam Army. He can’t hold a job, and he even has issues dealing with his 8 yr. old son whom he adores. It breaks my heart to watch him especially when he is going through one of his attacks. No, I have NO respect for Sanders knowing he was a coward.

  37. Sen. Sanders is going after issues that are important to most of us. He’s a fresh voice, untainted by big money.

    Some folks are practically rabid over him as a result. For them every upturn in his polling numbers portends his inevitable march to the White House, and Secretary Clinton’s crushing defeat.

    Well, some of us haven’t drunk the Bern-aid yet. So forgive us more cautious types who aren’t willing to declare anyone the nominee just yet.

    There’s still a long road ahead and Sanders has to maneuver around some potholes, maybe even land mines. We haven’t even seen how Sanders stands up to Clinton in a debate.

    Let the campaigning continue and may the best candidate win.

  38. You need to pay attention to history. Did that happen for the recent prior winners of Iowa and New Hampshire named Buchanan, Tsongas, Dukasis or Hart? Do you even remember those people? :)

  39. Sanders constantly agitates for more and more American taxpayer billions be sent to Israel. He’s a warmonger who never fails to support increased funding for the Pentagon. Yet he filed a religious exemption as a conscientious objector to being drafted in the Vietnam War. He stayed home living on unemployment benefits as a hippie freak during the war.

  40. Actually, two of Bernie Sanders’ three pieces of legislation in 25 years in Congress were for naming VT post offices. One was a bill he rode John McCain’s coattails on for veterans’ benefits which was never funded.

  41. Americans vote moderate in general elections and Bernie Sanders is a Socialist. His hero is Eugene Debs who once ran for President just like Bernie as a Socialist Party candidate. Bernie Sanders is not presidential material and he cannot win a national election. He has a few “revolutionaries” and fellow old geezer hippie freaks, but that’s the extent of his shallow following. Bernie Sanders has no accomplishments to his name. He lived on unemployment benefits until he finally succeeded in getting himself elected to the government trough where he has languished for decades. He won’t have the money for a campaign against the GOP war chest and their negative ad campaign. His sordid personal life has the Republicans salivating over the attack ads in his future. He can’t win. It’s a waste of time to think differently.

  42. John, posting links to those polls won’t make you believe your candidate (thus your choice) is a losing choice. So why should I bother? There’s no use trying to convince a mind that’s already made up, but Super Tuesday will finally give you and other staunch Sanders supporters the wake-up call you need.

    And FYI? It’s not hard to find those polls on the intertubes. Google is your friend, friend, so don’t be lazy and do your own research.

    All that Sanders teevee advertising, stump speeches, print ads…where are they all concentrated? That’s right. Lily-white Iowa and New Hampshire. Big whoop. Bernie Sanders is a virtual unknown to voters that matter outside the States with 94% Whites. Bernie Sanders is NOT good for the Democratic Party, either.

    After Hillary Clinton wins New Hampshire, Super Tuesday (March 1st) will finally end this B.S. campaign so we can get to defeating Republicans.

  43. Lots of open primaries where the GOP can send their sheep to vote in favor of Bernie Sanders.

    The GOP, according to a few honest Republican strategists, would rather run against Bernie Sanders than against Hillary Clinton in the G.E., which should tell everyone why Sanders is being so widely trumpeted as “the second coming” on U.S. M$M, using bought-and-paid-for polls, while demonizing Hillary Clinton. The GOP and a GOP-cooperative M$M are going to pull every dirty trick out of their bag to make that happen.

  44. Ben AND Jerry AND West – oh, woe is me.

    What will she do? Skyrocketing and rocking the political world! Oh, oh, we are dooomed.

    The bernmachine is too too awesome.

    woe.

  45. On one hand you berate Bernie for avoiding the draft. On the other hand you list the devastating destruction of the people from your family that went to war. War is madness and anyone who wants to go and be a target while trying to kill others has flawed values. Bernie is so sincere, you don’t have the mind base to appreciate him. Hilary is good, and Bernie is better.

  46. No Paul, it isn’t 6 months.

    It is 147 days. 21 weeks from today, I believe it is.

    So he has under 5 months to have his revolution and get all his bernboys to come up with another 70 million or so to mount a real 50 state campaign.

    Then he just needs to convince any respectable actual democrat to help him stump in the 12 states on super Tuesday. He does have 12 surrogates, right? Ones besides Devine and West and the ice cream guys? Because so far it seems the entire party and all the unions are behind my girl, the real democrat.

    And yes, Biden would jump to second place about 2 minutes after announcing.

    So 21 weeks for the revolution. Better start fundraising – without it most people around the country will not even know who the hell he is – let alone vote for him to be leader of the party and the country.

  47. Oh, do you mean Cornell “Obama is Republican in Blackface” West? Referring her to the Obama who won 98% of the Black vote in 2014?

    Or the Cornell “Brother Bernie and Brother Trump are authentic human beings” West?

    Yeah. He’s got the Black vote all locked up for Senator Sanders, all right. Pfft.

  48. AFSCME and SEIU love her and Trumka wants to marry her.

    The whole federation may not back her (all afffilitates at once) but the units are lining up big time.

    http://thehill.com/regulation/labor/252823-labor-unions-hold-back-on-endorsements-for-hillary

    “Labor Day is kind of a pivot for all kinds of political actions during a campaign year,” she added. “I think there will be a number of other unions that will be endorsing, but they have to make those decisions. Whatever timetable they pursue.”

    She spent a little time with my union yesterday, AFSCME and they gave her support every time in the past.

    75 % of SEIU wants Hillary.

    Happy Labor Day.

  49. I wonder if all these Bernie Sanders supporters would support a Republican running as a Democrat, too?

    I mean, Sanders has railed against the Democratic Party for all of his 25 years in Congress, like a Republican; has voted against the Brady Bill and other sensible gun laws, like a Republican; has refused to join the Democratic Party, like a Republican; has voted against immigration reform (in 2007), citing Republican talking points; has voted with Republicans to shield the Minutemen on the southern border, like a Republican; draft-dodged when his number was called for Vietnam, like a Republican…and now is running against a proven Democrat, Hillary Clinton, like a Republican (courting the White vote and ignorning minorities).

    Now, after decades of disrespecting the Democratic Party, he now expects to get the support of Democrats for his ambitious bid for the White House? Do Sanders supporters even see this?

  50. The GOP, all Republican candidates, Donald Trump, and the Koch Bros agree with you.

    African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Asian-Americans, the majority of U.S. House Dems, Senate Dems, and the majority of registered Democrats DISagree with you.

    What does that say about you, Shannon?

  51. Bernie Sanders is a Democratic socialist not a socialist. Maybe you’re too lazy to check a dictionary or maybe you just like spreading lies.

    He is calling for a revolution in politics–and boy do we need one. Plenty of people are heeding the call–including this old geezer.

  52. And we all know how that turned out.

    Yeah. Turned out very well for the Democratic Party and America.

    Barack Obama won his first election with 52.8% of the vote and 67.8% of the electoral college vote, and won re-election with 51.1% of the vote and 61.7% of the electoral vote – winning both elections with over 51% of the popular vote, something that hasn’t happened since FDR.

    Hillary Clinton has learned from the best. She’s a smart woman. She knows how to win the game, and she will.

    Bernie Sanders…well, he’s never been a Democrat, but he gives nice speeches.

  53. with 147 days/21 weeks does anyone think Biden will declare? Have my doubts!!If he does boy will he need to hustle, He wonders himself if, he has the energy.

  54. Djchefeon….Cannot wait to hear the R&B Group SING…..”YOU DROPPED A BOMB ON ME” when this will Happen Eventually…!!!!!..and I will Turn The Volume UP AS LOUD AS I CAN…!!!!!…Like you said….”ONLY CRICKETS FROM that group”….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!….GO HILLARY…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  55. I’m not to lazy to use the dictionary, but their are places in this country, that the use of the word socialist, in any shape or form, will end a discussion from going forward. Sanders has found a perfect platform to get his ideas out there, without using the word socialist….., run as a democrat. Everytime someone uses the socialist moniker in the south, they’re hammering a nail in the Sanders political coffin in those places. You need to save that handle for Vermont.

  56. at least he was honest about his objection unlike your “hero” who peed and shit his pants for a month to dodge the draft

  57. @ zerosumgame0005

    riverhouse is pro-Democrat. It’s why he isn’t pro-Sanders who is NOT a Democrat.

    Your remark refers to gun-nut Ted Nugent. Nugent is a delusional Tea Partier and pro-unfettered gun rights…much like Bernie Sanders.
    Take a look on his voting record re: sensible gun laws and (unfettered) gun rights:
    http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Bernie_Sanders_Gun_Control.htm

    So Nugent has more in common with Bernie Sanders than riverhouse.

  58. You know ICH, I kind of find democrats supporting Sanders, is like when repubs were all hot and bothered about Rand Paul. In the end, he may have some ideas that democrats support, but he’s probably just the flavor of the week.
    Although I don’t consider Sanders anything like Paul, I do believe he’s using his presidential campaign to throw a spotlight on some very good progressive ideas. Paul on the other hand, will abandon his libertarian ideals to jump a single point in the polls.

  59. This is great news the Democratic party needs to wring out the last ounce of neoliberals from the party. Clinton gave us NAFTA, welfare reform, don’t ask don’t tell, Commodities Futures And Modernization Act, Glass Steagall repeal, Goldman Sachs Treasury Secretary swinging door.

    From the mouth of former Federal Reserve Charirman himself Alan Greenspan “Clinton has been the best Republican president of my life”.

    Feel the Bern!

  60. Sanders voted against the invasion of Iraq and very eloquently explained why on the floor of the Senate.
    He voted against the Wall St. bailout and as one can imagine , was very eloquent.
    A certain former first lady voted for BOTH of those disasters.
    These are defining issues.

  61. The devil is in the details. He voted to give bush unlimited power with the AUMF vote. He voted to fund the Iraq war. The wall street bailout you people keep bringing up was paid back with interest. He did vote against the export/import bank which provides over a 160k in American Jobs and provided the taxpayers a 675 million profit. He did vote against immigration reform when the Democrats had the power to do it. He did vote against the Brady Bill. Those are the defining issues

  62. Happened to Obama, Hillary was leading with minorities until Obama won in Iowa.

    Once Obama was shown to be viable, they jumped over to him

  63. Bernie was a pacifist back then, and opposed the war, I see nothing wrong with his unwillingness to be drafted into a war he did not support.

    Vietnam was a mistake

  64. Some of you appear to be Handmaidens of our Rulers, the Global Oligarchs. Or you simply don’t understand that we no longer live in a Capitalist Democracy. We live in the Global Oligarchy. The Oligarchs will spend billions, even trillions to defeat those who are not their Handmaidens. Senator Sanders and Donald Trump appear to me to not be Handmaidens. There may be others, perhaps Carly Fiorina and Senator Ted Cruz.
    If you are a Handmaiden, get more training. Your attack is not up to snuff. After training, ask for a raise. Remember, Handmaidens deserve to be well-paid.

  65. So true. If Bernie wants OUR Democratic Party nomination, he’ll become a Democrat. I’m so sick of these fair weather Democrats and Independents raging about Bernie Sanders. I believe his supporters won’t support the real Democrat and will cause a republican to win the White House. They are the same people who gave us George W. Bush when Ralph Nader decided to NOT work with Democrats and siphoned 90,000 votes here in Florida mostly from Democrats. Those votes would have prevented Jeb Bush from rigging the election for his brother because they would have had more than enough to shut republicans down. So, to Bernie supporters who will be loathe to support the Democratic candidate if it’s not him I say don’t muck up and let the republicans win the White House. Remember what George W. Bush did to this country and what republicans have been doing every since.

  66. Shana said: “If Bernie wants OUR Democratic Party nomination, he’ll become a Democrat.”

    He was ELECTED and chose to remain an Independent. He cannot just become a democrat now.

    He is an elected independent – he chose his party when the election happened. He chose to not be a democrat then and the people elected him as an I.

    It cannot be changed after the party choice is made.

    He was not, is not and will not be a dem.

    Period.

    (and he cannot even change his personal party preference since Vt doesn’t have party choices but that is not the issue.)

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