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NJ Democrats are splintered over who gets their support and nervous about Bernie

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Sanders emerging as the nominee stirs excitement among his devotees but dread among rank-and-file. The fear is that he will make an easy Trump target scaring independents. Amy DeGise, Hudson County Chair: 'Some aren’t convinced Bernie will resonate out in places that aren't diverse and he won't be able to win.” His supporters have heard this before, but say his surge in polls represents a untapped reservoir of excitement within the party's grassroots that will overwhelm the calcified political order.

Barry Brendel, chairman of Our Revolution New Jersey: 'No centrists are generating any of the enthusiasm to get people out to vote and win. Bernie will do that. We have been criticized for being unable to win by a bunch of people who have been unable to win. They have presided over the destruction of this party and they're saying Bernie can't win. They don't know how to win.'

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Early in the 2016 Primary campaign, I started a Facebook group: Bernie Sanders: Advice and Strategies to Help Him Win! As the primary season advanced, we shifted the focus to advancing Bernie's legislation in the Senate, particularly the most (more...)

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