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Month: April 2016

Politico Magazine: Bernie’s Failed Revolution

“[Sanders] failed to substantially change the Democratic Party at its core: its acceptance of big-dollar fundraising and incremental policy advancement.”

Real Clear Politics: No, Our Primaries Are Not Rigged

“But their argument has two main flaws. 1) anecdotes are not data; 2) there is no one democratically pure method for choosing party nominees.”

The New Republic: Is the Republican Party Too Cowardly to Stop Trump?

Yes, Trump is getting outmaneuvered in the state-level delegate selection processes. But to actually band the non-Trump delegates together to thwart the frontrunner will require an enormous amount of political courage and intestinal fortitude … consider that Republicans are in this difficult position precisely because of their years of cowardliness.”

Talk Me Down Episode 2: The Bernie-Hillary Generation Gap

Are Democrats hopelessly divided? Will Bernie Sanders supporters abandon Hillary Clinton if she is the nominee? Will 2016 be 2000 redux? Bill Scher tries to talk Traci Olsen down.

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Real Clear Politics: Are Kasich, Sanders Strongest for General Election?

“…if the nation was falling in love with either candidate, millions more voters would be backing them in the primaries. The vast majority of Sanders’ wins … have been in low-turnout caucus states. Kasich hasn’t won anything outside of his native Ohio.”