2016 Presidential election campaign

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Democrats have their history wrong — and are about to make a grievous mistake

Lesson of 1972 isn't that progressive nominees lose. Dems lose when they are out of step with voters, like Hillary

This election cycle, Democratic Party leaders are pleading with younger voters to heed the lessons of history. Echoing George Santayana’s famous warning: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” they urge millennials to take a close look at what happened to Democrats in 1972. That was the year, they explain, that the Democratic Party made a monumental blunder at its national convention by empowering young people, women and minorities at the expense of party elites. The result was the nomination of George McGovern, a candidate whose ideas were so radical that they guaranteed a landslide victory for Richard Nixon.

Leaving aside whether such an interpretation of 1972 is accurate, there is a more fundamental issue here.  What if pundits and Democratic Party leaders are focusing on the wrong election?  What if the lessons that history has for us are to be found not in 1972 but in 1968?  What if we are heeding the absolutely wrong warnings?


http://www.salon.com/2016/03/06/democrats_have_their_history_wrong_and_a...

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Stop laughing, Democrats! As the GOP goes down in flames, your post-Bernie civil war is almost here

While the Republicans compare dick sizes and howl at the moon, the fight for the Democratic Party is just starting

http://www.salon.com/2016/03/05/stop_laughing_democrats_as_the_gop_goes_...

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Mississippi

Clinton wins

Trump 1st

Cruz 2nd

Way back Kasich & Rubio

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Michigan - very early

Sanders - 52%

Clinton - 47%

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Kasich 35%

Trump 35%

Cruz 19%

Rubio 8%

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I thought Clinton had a double digit lead over Sanders in Michigan. What happened?

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So all the BS in the mainstream press about Sanders not doing well in the Flint debate was exactly that

It's still early and very close now 51-48

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Article about why many Americans support Trump.  The author feels that rather than racism, it's more about Trump's anti-free-trade stance.  People are worried about their jobs, and like his stance on having goods made in the USA. 

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When he isn’t spewing insults, the Republican frontrunner is hammering home a powerful message about free trade and its victims.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/07/donald-trump-why-am...

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Bernie has to focus more on the minority votes which in the Dem party is big. 

 

Now 50-48

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Trump wins 2 more states tonite so far.

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Clinton's was leading in the polls and may still win Michigan tonite but her cheap shots about the auto bailout and the establishment press pile on including a poster here against Sanders during the Flint debate must have hurt her. 

Look at the polling showing huge leads for Clinton

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/mi/michigan_democ...

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Trump's presser now  Laughing

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Tightening 49.9% vs 48.3%

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How can all this support for outsiders Sanders and Trump be good for Clinton's candidancy?

My hunch is that Americans want a change, and unfortunately Clinton will get crushed by Trump. The rest of the Democratic state primary voters might want to give their collective heads a shake. 

 

50% to 48% now

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50.3% vs 47.8% now

 

CNN says if Sanders wins Michigan this will be a big, big win for Sanders. 

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50.2% vs 47.9% now

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50.4% vs 47.8%

now

50.5% vs 47.7%

 

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50.9% vs 47.2%

Looks like Rubio has a big fat zero in delegates for tonite so far. 

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Idaho early returns

Cruz 38.4%

Rubio 28.3%

Trump 22.9%

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It should be over for Hillary: Party elites and MSNBC can’t prop her up after Bernie’s Michigan miracle

Trade, wages and the corrupt political class are the new key issues. Bernie and Trump finished off the party elites

You wouldn’t know it from watching TV last night or reading the national papers this morning but Bernie Sanders’ Michigan win ranks among the greatest upsets in presidential primary history.

Should he win the nomination it will be go down as the biggest upset of any kind in American political history.

If he wins the election it will change the fundamental direction of the nation and the world.


http://www.salon.com/2016/03/09/it_should_be_over_for_hillary_party_elit...

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Hillary’s inevitability lie: Why the media and party elites are rushing to nominate the weakest candidate

For two years, media has swallowed and peddled the Clinton inevitability line. She's the one Dem even Trump beats

http://www.salon.com/2016/03/08/hillarys_inevitability_lie_why_the_media...

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Hillary’s predicament and the history of capitalism: Former Monty Python member explains it all

Terry Jones' "Boom Bust Boom" explains why mainstream economics is BS -- and why Clinton's in trouble

http://www.salon.com/2016/03/09/hillarys_predicament_and_the_history_of_...

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illary’s “House of Cards”: What Claire and Frank Underwood tell us about marriage, gender and the White HousePolitical marriages, both real and fictional, are fascinating, especially when ambition and power clash

http://www.salon.com/2016/03/06/hillarys_house_of_cards_what_claire_and_...

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Hillary’s “House of Cards”: What Claire and Frank Underwood tell us about marriage, gender and the White HousePolitical marriages, both real and fictional, are fascinating, especially when ambition and power clash

http://www.salon.com/2016/03/06/hillarys_house_of_cards_what_claire_and_...

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Sanders won Michigan because of jobs (or lack of) and trust issues and if Hillary continues to follow the advice of WAPO she will surely lose.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2016/03/09/what-sh...

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Hillary really could lose to Trump: Her weakness with the working class is Trump’s strength

Clinton will have a hard time winning over voters fed up with corporate-friendly trade deals

http://www.salon.com/2016/03/09/michigan_loss_exposes_hillarys_weakness_...

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My hunch is that Rubio will step down before the Florida primary, but Trump will still win as he is unstoppable at this point at least for the nomination, if not election itself. 

Interesting is that Sanders has a better chance of defeating Trump than Clinton does

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/

 

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We’ve had our first big vote, and I’m doing my best to dig Tulsi Gabbard’s endorsement of Bernie Sanders out from beneath the pile of Super Tuesday numbers and media declarations of winners and losers.

As a Boston Globe headline put it: “Clinton and Trump are now the presumptive nominees. Get used to it.”

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So what happens next? Tulsi Gabbard’s endorsement is the key. 

War, Peace, and Bernie Sanders

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Clinton - Sanders Florida Univision Democratic debate live on CNN now

 

1 in 3 Latinos has an undocumented family member living in the USA.

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8:12 p.m. PST: Some people call CNN the Clinton News Network. For good reason. The debate has been over for more than 10 minutes and nine minutes of the analysis has been about Clinton. That’s the way mainstream news coverage will go for the rest of the Democratic race. Hillary Clinton is the establishment candidate. Bernie Sanders is the anti-establishment candidate. Buckle up: The ride is going to get bumpy if the American people continue to go against the mainstream media, as they did in Michigan.

http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/live_blog_bernie_sanders_and...

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I don't know if this has been posted...

"Trumped"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OemqVWi_R0k

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My hunch is that Rubio will step down before the Florida primary, but Trump will still win as he is unstoppable at this point at least for the nomination, if not election itself. 

Interesting is that Sanders has a better chance of defeating Trump than Clinton does

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/

 

No, Rubio will stay in through Tuesday if for no other reason than, because of Florida's early voting, he's banked tens of thousands of votes that would go to waste if he got out.  And he's the only one with a shot to beat Trump in that state.

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Reuters has an article entitled "Ohio's Dirty Little Secret: Blue-collar Workers for Trump.

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