Hillary Rodham Clinton has to contend with the fact that half the Democrat electorate in Iowa did not buy her message or find her appealing. That this came after an anti-Sanders media barrage in the eve of the caucus makes his performance even more impressive.
Here's a bold declaration: Despite the rancor accompanying this year's races and last year's congressional session, there is only one issue worth voting on. It's a deceptively simple issue too; massively important, but, oddly, still one a vast majority of Americans agree on.
Here is a truth about America: No one likes a woman who yells loudly about revolution.
That the establishment would fight back against an insurgent populist is no surprise. Indeed, many progressives are reading this as a good thing, a sign that their candidate is authentic. Crowds at Sanders' events continue to grow and Monday in Iowa, despite an unprecedented cold shoulder from the party leadership, he beat expectations.
It's clear the Clintons spent last year making sure that Elizabeth Warren or Deval Patrick did not run. They clearly didn't think that an obscure 74-year-old democratic socialist from Vermont would be a real challenge. But he is.
In September, Sanders spoke at Liberty University, calling for "common ground" between his own views and those of the conservative Christian studentry. He quoted from the Gospel of Matthew and made repeated pleas for the type of social justice typified by the Old Testament prophets.
Bernie Sanders will save America from becoming a coin flip democracy because his value system is the antithesis of Clinton's coin flip evolution on almost every major topic. In terms of fundraising after Iowa, and delegates, he won the first contest.
For Democrats, and for the country's future, what happens in the Republican New Hampshire primary is a 1,000-fold more important. Democrats who realize this can do far more to help the country and the party by voting in the Republican primary -- for Ted Cruz (R/TP-TX), in droves.
Today's topics include: Our Complete Recap of the Iowa Caucus; Hillary Narrowly Defeats Bernie; Ted Cruz's Insane Victory Speech; Cruz Is Going to Be an Ever Bigger Jerk Now; Trump Is Absolutely Still Alive; Coin Toss Truthers; and more.
On January, 27, 2016, radio and broadcast personality, Cody Gough wrote a blog both entitled and entitled, ...
So, on the other hand ... Hillary Clinton won. But there was a big surprise in Iowa after all.
Although the whole society benefits from widespread college education, the burden of paying for this public good has been placed directly on individuals. That's why we have proposed a bold but simple solution to the student debt problem -- to eliminate it altogether.
Today, the day after my old home state definitively showed how closely divided Democrats are in this choice, my advice is going to be to my old boss Hillary: The way you win this primary, and the general election afterward, is to be bold and embrace your inner Bernie.
Regardless of your political views, the outcome of the Democratic nomination will create a very interesting situation either way. If Sanders, an older, grumpier, Independent candidate who openly identifies as a socialist, wins the nomination over a well-seasoned, well-known, well-connected, non-socialist candidate such as Clinton, it will easily be considered one of the greatest upsets in our political history. If Clinton wins the nomination, she could potentially be the first presidential nominee to be indicted while running for office.
What made last night's Democratic caucuses so interesting, aside from the fact that Clinton and Sanders virtually tied, was the battle between younger and older voters. If you look at how Iowan Democrats voted by age, it's plain to see that Clinton took home the older vote, while Sanders won huge among millennials.
American trust in government is near all-time lows. From where most people sit, they think their votes don't matter. Even when they sent a Democrat with strong support to the Oval Office, all they got in return were pro-wealth appointees, pro-wealth legislation and pro-wealth results.