Power of Story Send a Tweet        

Share on Google Plus 1 Share on Twitter 3 Share on Facebook 5 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend (9 Shares)  

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   2 comments
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
OpEdNews Op Eds

Comeback Kid Bernie Blows Out Coastopolis - Why He Can Win

By   Follow Me on Twitter     Message Ralph Lopez       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     Permalink

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags  Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 3   Well Said 3   Supported 2  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H2 3/27/16

Author 8715

(Image by commons)   Permission   Details   DMCA
- Advertisement -

The term Coastapedia or Coastopolis is the result of a rather snarky analysis of the country's political culture, with the Eastern seaboard and the West coast having more in common with each other, even as they lie at opposite sides of the continent, than they do with everywhere in between. Coastals sometimes refer to all that as "flyover country."
The coasts also have the a vastly disproportionate part of the population, between the two of them, and therefore delegates in presidential elections. By routing Hillary Clinton in Washington State by nearly three-fourths of the vote, Sanders shows he has chops in the liberal west coast, stretching from San Diego to Seattle, and could easily mop up delegates toward the end of the season to slide into home base in a stunning upset. It will not be easy, but Sanders never said it would.
- Advertisement -
The significance of Washington was not whether Bernie would win or lose, but by how much. The scale of his win there, and an even bigger one in Alaska (80%) means Sanders is solidly in the game. Moreover, the pattern he has established of closing polling gaps fast and outperforming in states he is expected to win, as well as fighting to a near-draw in states where he is not, could make this a nail-biting election season.
Polls showed Sanders winning in Utah, but only by about 5%. Instead, Sanders' trajectory overshot Hillary's like an F-16 jet fighter closing in on a 767, and he took Utah by a blowout of 80%.
- Advertisement -
Energized and motivated Sanders workers have every reason to double down. As the Internet, if not the major media, wakes Democratic voters up the fact that Sanders beats Trump soundly in nearly every poll, while Trump is closing in on Hillary, the curtain which portrays Hillary as the presumptive nominee might be finally yanked aside.

Reuters Pol l, Trump (red) closing on Hillary (blue)


- Advertisement -

(Article changed on March 27, 2016 at 20:08)

(Article changed on March 27, 2016 at 20:12)

 

- Advertisement -

Must Read 3   Well Said 3   Supported 2  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Ralph Lopez majored in Economics and Political Science at Yale University. He writes for Truth Out, Alternet, Consortium News, Op-Ed News, and other Internet media. He reported from Afghanistan in 2009 and produced a short documentary film on the (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Wikileaks Soldier Reveals Orders for "360 Rotational Fire" Against Civilians in Iraq

Why Obama Will Not Veto NDAA Military Detention of Americans: He Requested It.

McChrystal Trying to Tell Us Something? "We're F%^*king Losing This Thing"

BoA Dumps $75 Trillion In Derivatives On Taxpayers, Super Committee Looks Away. Seize BoA Now.

Obama Lied: Taliban Did Not Refuse to Hand Over Bin Laden

Arrests at White House Over NDAA Military Detention of Americans, Occupy Wall Street Joins Fight.