Matthew Walter asks at The Week, whether or not the Democratic establishment will be able to prevent Bernie Sanders from winning their party’s nomination. New Hampshire’s Democrats voted for Sanders and his socialism in last night’s state primary, making it even harder for the party’s poobahs to stop his momentum. Walter writes (abridged):
Unlike Gaul, the Democratic primary electorate is divided into only two parts. Bernie Sanders’s victory in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary reminded observers of what we have known for a long time, namely that the smaller of these two parts remains united in favor of his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination. The larger moderate one remains split, not quite evenly, between Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, and Joe Biden.
We know which side the Democratic National Committee, the party’s leadership in Congress, wealthy mega-donors, and luminaries like the Obamas and the Clintons are on. We also know that they are willing to do pretty much anything to prevent Sanders from winning the nomination in 2020. The question is whether they will be able to.
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