Typically, that sort of disconnect from reality is reserved for the more intentionally freaky, like Bernie Sanders.
Dr. Charles W. Dunn, professor emeritus of government at Clemson University, says Sanders has everything to gain and nothing to lose in challenging Clinton. The Iowa caucuses are still seven months away, but Palmieri was already working to lower expectations – just in case. But the effort to script and train local supporters is unusually ambitious and illustrates the extent to which the Clinton campaign and its web of sanctioned, allied super PACs are leaving nothing to chance… But the Democrat candidate has her shares of negative criticism as she makes her stand over Gun control, Israel Boycott, and many more issues that she believes in and fights for, including the Benghazi subpoena that she denied.
“(Clinton) was the worst Secretary of State in the history of our nation, ” Trump told Katy Tur on TODAY Thursday.
“He’s been very impressive with what he’s been able to do crowd-wise and enthusiasm-wise”, he said. “I think she really works hard”. “I said, ‘Well, that’s okay, Alison, but let’s get real at some point.'”.
Devine has plotted out a straightforward course for Sanders’ march to the Democratic nomination.
Presidential campaigns have for decades fed talking points to surrogates who appear on national television or introduce candidates on the stump. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who hasn’t declared a preference.
“Sanders is certainly doing a lot better in Iowa and New Hampshire where voters are playing close attention than he is anywhere else”, Tom Jensen, the director of Public Policy Polling, told Business Insider. “So I don’t apologize for that vote”.
And the conventional wisdom is probably right.
So, yes, Sanders is still a long shot. One possibility is that the Republican field was quicker to form (with still more candidates jumping in) than the Democratic one. He even attracted over 2500 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. His economic populism has been earning him plaudits from progressives, generating enthusiasm with the liberal Democratic base and pumping up his poll numbers in early voting states.
The only recent insurgent to win was Barack Obama in 2008, and he did so by building a coalition that included establishment figures such as Sen.
Sanders also hasn’t made many inroads with African-American voters. Despite Keilar’s disappointment, beat reporters Jeff Zeleny and Tom LoBianco at CNN.com went light on Mrs. Clinton, and highlighted Republican critics.
This story has been corrected to show that Clinton’s interview was on Tuesday, not Monday.
In May, the DNC announced it would sanction six presidential primary debates.
The Post describes the project as “ambitious”, but also noted the concern that building a “grass-roots” echo chamber could backfire on the Clinton campaign, which has been struggling to generate a groundswell of organic support.
Gowdy has said the missing emails raise “serious questions” about Clinton’s decision to erase her personal server, especially before it could be analyzed by an independent third-party arbiter.