Bernie Fights Hillary to a Tie in Iowa

Steve Kinsman By Steve Kinsman, 2nd Feb 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/25djr89q/
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Coming from far behind in the polls, Bernie steamrolled his way to a virtual tie in the Iowa caucuses, a feat which was unthinkable a few short months ago.

The revolution is here

Bernie Sanders has cast his candidacy for the Democratic nomination as a movement, a call to join a political revolution led by grass roots activists and members of the middle and working class who are fed up with politics as usual. Bernie is striking a chord in the collective American psyche; he knows that this country, despite the fictions being spread in the mainstream media, is inherently progressive, and that his platform is merely a reflection of what the majority of Americans want.

It's 'yes we can' versus 'no we can't'

It is apparent to any liberal who looks at things objectively that Bernie Sanders thinks and expresses himself in terms of possibility. We can have universal health care, we can break up the big banks, we can provide free tuition at public universities and colleges. Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, tells us that Bernie's visions, if implemented, will cost too much money, that the best we can do is try to improve upon what we already have. Hers is a narrow and pessimistic vision: recently, in response to Bernie's proposals, she said "I wish we could elect a Democratic president who could wave a magic wand and say, 'We shall do this, and we shall do that. That ain't the world we live in."

In Iowa yesterday, February 1, 2016, Bernie Sanders fought Hillary to a virtual tie. She got 49.76 percent of the vote, and Bernie received 49.57 percent. The vote was so close that in three precincts where the final caucus count ended in a tie, a coin was tossed to determine the winner, and Hillary won all three. Based upon that dubious method of calculating the winner, Hillary's camp claimed victory last night, which strikes this observer as pathetic.

No Bernie supporter should be discouraged at this outcome. When this is seen against the backdrop of the poll numbers recorded when this process all began (see the graphic above), the results yesterday were astounding.

Bernie is now riding a train of enthusiasm that cannot be stopped, and he will roll all the way to the Democratic nomination and be elected as the nextr president of the United States. I guarantee it.

Photos from democraticunderground.com

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I live in California with my wife Carol, where I have been practicing professional astrology for 35 years. I write articles on astrology, but I enjoy writing on a variety of other subjects as well..

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
3rd Feb 2016 (#)

A real stunner but to borrow another analyst about H.Clinton: "in many years, the more people talk about Hilary the more she loses popularity" sigh.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
3rd Feb 2016 (#)

Yep.

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author avatar Shamarie
3rd Feb 2016 (#)

It was a personal victory for Bernie! It is really getting interesting between he and Hilary!!!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
4th Feb 2016 (#)

Indeed it is.

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author avatar spirited
5th Feb 2016 (#)

I am beginning to believe your prediction now Steve, especially with Trump shooting himself in his big feet, all of the time.

People will return to the more serious, most creditable candidate, and leave the speculative ones alone, I suspect, in the end.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
5th Feb 2016 (#)

Let us hope so. Thanks for commenting spirited. I appreciate it.

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author avatar L. R. Laverde-Hansen
8th Feb 2016 (#)

I think it will be a long fight, but I predict the Madame Secretary will take it at the end. Bernie will continue to raise issues and consciousness, which will all be for the good.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
8th Feb 2016 (#)

Hillary is beginning to sound desperate L.R., accusing Bernie of "artful smears" when it is she who is doing the smearing. I'll wager you a tenspot Bernie will emerge as the nominee.

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