Since the Democratic Party and voters decided to go with Barrack Obama in 2008 there has been an overwhelming feeling on both the right and the left that Hillary Clinton would be the president in 2016.
Last spring she had commanding leads over all her competitors and she was making more money than all of them combined. Everyone thought that she had it wrapped up and just had to go through the motions to get the nomination.
That wasn’t the case. First it was the email scandal, then Bernie Sanders, the democratic socialist from Vermont, started to gain a little traction with his attacks on Wall Street. We started to see a little smoke.
Then the Democratic debates finally started and Bernie started captivating America and raising money from more people than Hillary. We started to see people “feeling the Bern”.
As the elections rolled around, Bernie was raising more than the Clinton machine and the youth of America started to get behind Bernie. Suddenly thousands of people were coming to hear Bernie speak and the crowds for Hillary started dwindling.
When the primary voting started, Hillary won most of the early states but Bernie’s wasn’t too far behind and even won some. Then something happened and Bernie has gone on a tear lately. He has won 10 of the last 12 states and New York is up next.
New York could shift the entire momentum of the race and go down in history as one of the most amazing political turnarounds in history.
Hillary was sitting with a nice comfortable lead of around 11% in the state where she was Senator, but people forget that this is Bernie’s home state. Bernie was born and raised in Brooklyn, home of Anne Hathaway, Michael Jordan and Norman Rockwell.
That 11% lead looks to be diminishing ahead of the primary coming up on Tuesday and the momentum is behind Bernie right now. 27,000 packed into Washington Square park in Manhattan on a Wednesday night to hear Sanders speak.
The park was filled with thousands of cheering fans and many holding signs that carry the word “revolution” which is a symbol of what is happening.
First it was the word “change” that haunted Hillary in the 2008 primary, but now it “revolution” and maybe “email” that is making her panic now.
Bernie is coming from an authentic place while Hillary is just saying whatever she can to be elected, and people are seeing through it. Bernie has been in the political trenches fighting for what he believes almost his entire adult life. Voters appreciate his honesty.
Democrats are starting to think he could actually win and that scares Hillary the most. Hollywood stars are coming out in support of Bernie and if this keeps up, we could see Hillary lose again.
Most of the attention has been on the right this political season with Donald Trump, but now the focus is shifting to the left with the possible revolution going on.
For most people though, especially on the right, it doesn’t matter if it is prison or Bernie Sanders that stops Hillary, something needs to.
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