Believe It or Not, Bernie Sanders Outperformed Projections on Super Tues II & the Calendar Gets
The 2016 Democratic primary effectively ended Tuesday night, with Hillary Clinton as the all-but-certain winner, the media has declared. Bernie Sanders needed some wins, they tell us, and his path to the nomination is now essentially blocked. Since Clinton is over 300 pledged delegates up on Sanders more than twice as many as Obama ever was on Clinton in 2008 the president of Clintons Super PAC insists that it is all but mathematically impossible for Bernie Sanders to overtake her lead.
The only problem with the media and Clinton campaign narratives? Theyre not true.
Thats not to say the results on Tuesday, March 15 werent disappointing for Sanders supporters, who were hoping for a repeat of Sanders historic upset in Michigan a week before. But that result was always unlikely; Sanders wasnt actually predicted to win a single state on Super Tuesday II. As the graph below shows, Sanders came close to meeting expectations in Ohio and exceeded them in Florida, Illinois, Missouri, and North Carolina. In other words, while it was a tough night for Sanders in terms of pledged delegates, it was a pretty good night for Sanders relative to projections, not to mention the massive polling deficits he faced mere weeks ago.
Despite these facts, the media and the Clinton campaign will be selling a different, inaccurate story. It will be up to Sanders supporters to make sure that voters dont buy it.
And the headline would be "How will Bernie ever recover from those devastating wins" and because of Florida, Hillary would probably still have had a net gain.
Which makes us responsible to set the record straight & fight this bullshit.
delegates and the game isn't over. Ask Skinner.
It is not an impossible scenario. Difficult maybe, but not impossible.
be voting. We CAN do this, it's going to take all of us continuing to have his back.
when Bernie pulls out in front, and pulls this thing out of the bag!
NO SURRENDER, NO DEFEAT!