If Sanders were to emerge victorious in the early states of Iowa and New Hampshire, while certainly damaging to Clinton, it still wouldn’t spell disaster.
A new poll finds that, for the first time, Hillary Clinton is viewed negatively by a slim majority of New Yorkers. You might think Clinton has the female vote locked up – but in talking to women on the campaign trail, that doesn’t seem to be the case. While the Democratic establishment is firmly behind one candidate – Clinton – the same can not be said for the Republican counterpart. His message got a receptive audience. But the leaders of the Black Lives Matter organization will not endorse a presidential candidate in 2016, one of its founders said over the weekend. It’s a more ambitious than what Hillary Clinton has proposed, which she has been calling quote “debt-free” college, and would cost less than half as much.
“I love a person who is going to stand up and be a straight shooter”, said Lynnea Ellison, 62, of Fairfield, who watched Sanders address crowds in the Grinnell town square.
There’s a sense especially among younger women that it doesn’t have to be Clinton.
“You could even up it a dollar for every hundred dollars in the future”, he says, “if that works for paying college tuition and set that money aside for other aspects of the economy”. Iowa Democrats who attended Sanders’ events during a recent swing said they just liked his style.
Smith was sitting near the back at the Clinton event at the University of New Hampshire campus – still shopping around for a candidate to support in 2016. “And I agree, I think politicians ought to be accountable”.
But the truth is that Sanders’ potential appeal to minorities is unlimited-unlike Clinton’s upper limits due to the nature of her past and present policies and her utter incapacity to enunciate anything real that resonates with people beyond recycled neoliberal micro-platitudes. She aimed to exude strength, to prove her commander-in-chief credentials. “Bernie Sanders is the only candidate speaking against the wide spread legalized corruption that has handed our government to billionaires, large corporations and banks”.
During his fight with Hillary for the nomination in 2008, Barack Obama was aided by a particularly expert piece of propaganda organized by musicians Will.I.Am.
And Webber’s three adult daughters tell the story of this campaign right now. Sanders’ campaign has committed resources to fixing the problem, but questions remain about whether there is enough time between now and February to increase his name identification with black voters. And one is still trying to decide.