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Open Thread | Main | You Go Girl
January 12, 2016

MoveOn.Org Endorses Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders

I guess they finally took their own advice!

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Tuesday received the endorsement of MoveOn.org, a grassroots organization that has been at the forefront of liberal causes.

MoveOn says the Vermont senator was supported by 78.6 percent of its membership in an online vote of more than 340,000 members. Hillary Clinton received 14.6 percent and Martin O'Malley received 0.9 percent with the remaining members urging no endorsement.

It gets worse for Hillary. Sanders has been leading Hillary for a long time in New Hampshire, and now is cleaning her clock (which, lets face it, needs a sprucing) by a Trumpian 14 points.

He leads her with every single major group.

Fifty-three percent of these voters choose Sanders, compared to 39 percent for Clinton. And the new poll shows that Clinton has also lost her edge over Sanders among registered Democrats, women and older voters. Sanders has now surpassed her with these voters, while holding onto his lead among registered independents, men and younger voters.

Okay, but that's not the really bad news. The really bad news is that Sanders is now beating her by a small lead in Iowa, too.

With just 20 days remaining until the first-in-the-nation caucus, a Quinnipiac University poll released today shows Sanders leading Clinton for the first time in the Hawkeye State with 49 percent support -- his highest support in any Iowa poll yet. Clinton garnered 44 percent support.

That's a 9 percentage point increase for Sanders and a 7-point drop for Clinton since the last Quinnipiac poll in Iowa almost one month ago.

That lead is within the margin of error but obviously there's some movement here.

Hillary's alleged bullwark is South Carolina. She's supposedly a can't-lose candidate there.

But if she loses both New Hampshire and Iowa -- and Sanders continues looking competitive in general election polling -- then I gotta think a lot of people who are on the Hillary train for pragmatic purposes are going to start defecting.

Nothing would make me smile more than seeing Hillary stepped on and over by another Democrat man.

And this man isn't even like Obama -- he's inarticulate and ugly, and doesn't even want to win!*

Even not even trying to beat Hillary, he might just beat Hillary.

In fact, Obama wasn't really running in 2008, either. Obama was actually just trying to become part of the discussion of candidates for 2012 or this year (2016), assuming a Hillary win, or a Republican 2008 win.

He was just trying to set himself up for a future race, when he first ran in 2008.

But he won anyway.

That's how easy it is to beat Hillary. You can do it by accident.

She's also a bitter drunk. Just throwing that in there.

* Tom Nichols (@tomnichols) put it in my head that Sanders isn't even trying to win.


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