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mother earth

(6,002 posts)
Wed Mar 16, 2016, 04:34 PM Mar 2016

Believe It or Not, Bernie Sanders Outperformed Projections on Super Tues II & the Calendar Gets

Believe It or Not, Bernie Sanders Outperformed Projections on Super Tuesday II – And the Calendar Gets Better from Here On Out

“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 Clinton’s 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? They’re not true.

That’s not to say the results on Tuesday, March 15 weren’t 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 wasn’t 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.

MORE:
http://34justice.com/2016/03/16/believe-it-or-not-bernie-sanders-outperformed-projections-on-super-tuesday-ii-and-the-calendar-gets-better-from-here-on-out/

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 don’t buy it.
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Believe It or Not, Bernie Sanders Outperformed Projections on Super Tues II & the Calendar Gets (Original Post) mother earth Mar 2016 OP
Even if Bernie won 3 states they would have the same narrative... Kalidurga Mar 2016 #1
The corporate powers control the narrative, you are right. mother earth Mar 2016 #4
Thanks for the article. leftcoastmountains Mar 2016 #2
A close win in MO would not make any difference other than psychological. It's all about thereismore Mar 2016 #3
It sure isn't. mother earth Mar 2016 #5
Yes, ma'am, mother earth. merrily Mar 2016 #6
I found this posted by a commentor on a Truthdig article PotatoChip Mar 2016 #7
We've known it's not going to be easy, and now at least the more progressive states will mother earth Mar 2016 #10
It'll hit 'em like a ton of bricks RoccoR5955 Mar 2016 #8
Bernie is known for making history. mother earth Mar 2016 #9

Kalidurga

(14,177 posts)
1. Even if Bernie won 3 states they would have the same narrative...
Wed Mar 16, 2016, 04:36 PM
Mar 2016

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.

mother earth

(6,002 posts)
4. The corporate powers control the narrative, you are right.
Wed Mar 16, 2016, 04:43 PM
Mar 2016

Which makes us responsible to set the record straight & fight this bullshit.

thereismore

(13,326 posts)
3. A close win in MO would not make any difference other than psychological. It's all about
Wed Mar 16, 2016, 04:41 PM
Mar 2016

delegates and the game isn't over. Ask Skinner.

PotatoChip

(3,186 posts)
7. I found this posted by a commentor on a Truthdig article
Wed Mar 16, 2016, 04:57 PM
Mar 2016

It is not an impossible scenario. Difficult maybe, but not impossible.



mother earth

(6,002 posts)
10. We've known it's not going to be easy, and now at least the more progressive states will
Wed Mar 16, 2016, 08:08 PM
Mar 2016

be voting. We CAN do this, it's going to take all of us continuing to have his back.

 

RoccoR5955

(12,471 posts)
8. It'll hit 'em like a ton of bricks
Wed Mar 16, 2016, 05:36 PM
Mar 2016

when Bernie pulls out in front, and pulls this thing out of the bag!
NO SURRENDER, NO DEFEAT!

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