The Republican primaries and caucuses dominate the news coverage. This is understandable because the outcome is uncertain and things seem to get crazier every day. However, I think Saturday’s Democratic caucus results have been underreported.
Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton by 40-60 percentage points in Alaska, Hawaii and Washington. Obviously it won’t make difference in the nomination but it absolutely incredible that the front-runner should lose by such a huge margin.
She has moved even to the left of President Obama yet they have not warmed up to her. Without Obama running, it is likely that black turnout will drop. If the young, Sanders’ most enthusiastic supporters, don’t turn out for her, she could be in trouble.
There is one group that could come through for her and give her the election. That group is the Republican Party. They seem bound and determined to blow the opportunity they have been given.