Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Come On, Wisconsin!

Hillary Clinton and Senator Tammy Baldwin
Let me be blunt: Tonight would be a good time to put the Sanders campaign out of its misery.

Between the never-ending string astonishingly offensive celebrity surrogates, the utterly disastrous New York Daily News editorial board interview, the pre-post mortem in the New York Times, declining attendance at rallies, and laughable talk of flipping superdelegates at the convention after Clinton wins on pledged delegates and popular vote... Bernie 2016 has arrived at a truly depressing/distressing place. 

The best part (maybe the only good part, actually) from the Daily News interview was his firm commitment, once again, to keep a Republican out of the White House at all costs:
"What I am concerned about, what I think would be a disaster for the United States of America, is to see a Donald Trump or some right wing Republican become President of the United States. I will do everything I can to prevent that from happening."
Maybe he should get a jump on that sooner rather than later...for everyone's sake.

An IA/MO-style squeaker in Wisconsin might do the trick. And while that may not be likely, the most recent poll does show Clinton leading by one point. (49%-48%). 

The polls close tonight at 9pm ET (local time: 8pm CT), so stay tuned to Hillary HQ here and on Twitter for all the latest. I truly have no idea what to expect, so let's all find out together.

Come on, Wisconsin!

12 comments:

  1. At least the expectations burden is clearly on the Sanders side. For them it's a do-or-die, for us a loss would only mean another two weeks of trying to stay calm and not be too cranky. I can live with that.

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    1. I agree. she will still have 200 plus pledged delegate lead but the narrative of Bernie's barking at her heals for weeks more wont help.

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  2. Not sure I'm handling the cranky part too well. You'd have to ask my family about that. Go Hill!!!

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    1. Ahh, so the crankiness is going around huh? I don't like it either.

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  3. I hope she can somehow win tonite and cut eh sails from Bernie's boat

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    1. Not expecting it, but the polls are not in agreement. I hope so!

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  4. Knowing that you are cranky is the first step in not taking it out on others. :)

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  5. Exit poll from NBC news is somewhat encouraging. 4 in 5 dem voters want someone with experience over a political outsider....

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    1. And someone at TPV posted this interesting bit:

      Age breakdown from NBC's exit poll of WI:

      16% 18-29
      21% 30-44
      38% 45-64
      25% 65+

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    2. I saw these...interesting. Though I think we've all been burned on early exit data before. See new thread shortly!

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