Sanders Trounces Biden and Other Dems in Nevada Caucuses
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Pre-caucus polls showed Sanders way ahead of other Dems, the clear favorite to win.
Results with around 50% of votes counted as of pre-dawn Sunday show he’s ahead of Biden by a 46.6% – 19.2% margin, Buttigieg third at 15.4%, then Warren with 10.3% support.
While Bloomberg wasn’t on the ballot, his participation in last Wednesday’s so-called Dem debate in Las Vegas “bomb(ed),” according to Real Clear Politics, saying the following:
His public “debut ended up as a bust” on national television, showing he was “detached, unprepared…out of touch with working-class voters, (and not) ready for prime time,” adding:
He “limped away from the stage having accomplished the opposite of what he set out to do.”
“The much-ballyhooed billionaire, touted as the savior who could rescue (Dems) from (Sanders) and take the fight to Donald Trump with an endless supply of cash, took a beating from the other candidates and the debate moderators.”
“(I)t must have seemed apparent to him that he’d brought a wallet to a knife fight,” losing badly, Sanders emerging “virtually unscathed.”
Warren sliced and diced Bloomberg with remarks like the following:
He “calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians. And no, I’m not talking about Donald Trump. I’m talking about (Michael) Bloomberg.”
Dems will “take a huge risk if we just substitute one arrogant billionaire for another.”
Accusations of sexual degradation of women tarnish the image he’s trying to create.
He’s gotten 20 or more women to sign nondisclosure settlement agreements relating to sexual harassment, workplace gender discrimination, and racist remarks.
Instead of being an alternative to Trump, he’s more clone-like.
The Nevada result gives Sanders added momentum ahead of the February 29 South Carolina primary and Super-Tuesday on March 3.
According to a mid-February Change Research poll, Sanders and Biden are even in South Carolina with 23% support, followed by Buttigieg at 15%.
An average of polls conducted from Feb. 9 – 19 cited by Real Clear Politics has Biden leading Sanders by about 2 points, a virtual tie within the margin of error.
An average of national polls reported by Real Clear Politics that were conducted from Feb. 13 – 18 has Sanders with 28.7% support, Biden way behind at 17.3%, followed by Bloomberg at 15.2%, Warren at 12.7%, Buttigieg at 10% and Klobuchar with 6.7% support.
While it’s early in the race to be Dem standard bearer in November, Sanders leads other aspirants by a significant margin, based on the latest polls.
Reporting on Saturday’s Nevada caucuses, Politico headlined: “Sanders eviscerates conventional wisdom about why he can’t win,” saying:
“(H)e exposed his main rivals as weak, divided, and grasping at increasingly tenuous arguments about their viability.”
Despite being trounced by Sanders, more than doubling his support, Biden claimed he made a comeback, Politico saying:
“Second is the new first for Joe Biden…Next week’s South Carolina primary looks like do or die for him.”
The anti-Sanders NYT likely swallowed hard by headlining that by winning big in Nevada, he “strengthen(ed) his primary lead,” adding:
“His triumph will provide a burst of momentum that may make it difficult for (other Dems) to slow his march to the nomination.”
I repeat what I said before and likely will again in the run-up to November elections.
Except for Tulsi Gabbard with zero chance to be Dem standard bearer, I support no other presidential aspirants from either right wing of the US war party, including Sanders.
A notorious con man throughout his political career, his only redeeming feature is he’s not the other deplorable Dem contenders or Trump.
Gabbard aside, he’s the least worst choice in this year’s race for the White House.
His rhetoric and voting record are world’s apart, especially on geopolitical issues.
Time and again going along with party bosses to get along leaves him highly suspect.
If elevated to the nation’s highest office will he prove to be the latest in a long line of dirty business as usual heads of state and commanders-chief of its armed forces?
Based on US history, he’ll likely more mirror his predecessors than go a new way.
The problem with US governance isn’t its names and faces.
It’s the dirty system that persists no matter who’s president and holds key congressional positions.
The last US head of state who tried to change things for the better paid with his life.
The CIA assassinated JFK — RFK and MLK as well because they supported positive change.
The lesson of Jack Kennedy is remembered by his successors. Go along or risk paying a similar price.
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