Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary while the candidacy of Democrat Establishment favorite Joe Biden collapsed further as he came in FIFTH and departed New Hampshire before the returns even came in. Ouch!
But Sanders did not win the overwhelming victory that he might have been expected to win and he won by a much smaller margin than he won over Hillary in 2016. South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg did very well, coming in second place.
Biden certainly got slammed over corruption allegations in Ukraine involving himself and his son. This was another boomerang of the impeachment hoax and a huge punch in the face of the Democrat Establishment.
Elizabeth Warren’s fourth-place showing was another shocking outcome. Coming from Massachusetts, which is next-door to New Hampshire, it is doubly shocking. And the third-place finish of Amy Klobuchar must be massively galling to Warren after Warren’s long lead-up to this campaign while Klobuchar was virtually unknown.
In short, ‘Pocahontas’ Warren is flailing. Her awful, fake native American persona has finally caught up with her. President Trump’s attacks on her were certainly effective. Just imagine how angry she and her supporters are about the New Hampshire vote and about Trump.
Democrats are certainly in a state of confusion about all of this. If Sanders continues to win, Democrats know that Sanders is too extreme and can never be elected, that Trump will crush him. And that Trump would be thrilled about running against Sanders.
And while Buttigieg has done well in New Hampshire, Nikitas3.com believes that he will be seen as too young and inexperienced nationally to be president. He is only 38 years old. His homosexuality will harm him badly among black voters. There are many primaries to come and so Buttigieg should not get too confident.
Klobuchar could be the moderate who breaks out, but she is still basically unknown. There are 48 primaries ahead.
Another big problem for Democrats is that the New Hampshire turnout was not nearly as big as might have been expected. So all of the alleged anti-Trump passion is not showing itself.
Long-timer Democrat operative James Carville said about the rise of Sanders:
And I’ll see this just as clearly and directly as I can. The only thing between the United States and the abyss is the Democratic party. That’s it. And if we go the way of the British Labour party, if we nominate Jeremy Corbyn [i.e., Bernie Sanders], it’s going to be the end of days . . . We’re going to be the British Labour party. We’re going to be out in some field, radical, left-wing la-la land.
I’m afraid that Donald Trump is going to get re-elected, and I have to do this for four more years. And I don’t think that we can make it. I really don’t . . . The country just can’t continue like this. And it has to have an alternative. I know, Joe, you’re not a member of the Democratic party, but you know this as well as I do. That’s it! That’s the only hope for America.
… There’s a certain part of the Democratic party that wants us to be a cult. I’m not interested in being in a cult. I’m 75 years old. I’m just not, I’m not a very culty person . . . Some people in this country want a revolution. They want disruption. I don’t know. They scream at people and bully people. And I don’t know how you win an election: 78 years old, screaming in a microphone about the revolution.
Meanwhile MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, who has become an anti-Trump mouthpiece, said:
“Since Iowa, we’ve all got the phone calls. We’ve all talked to the voters. They are very concerned with the current field right now. I can tell you, a lot of panicked calls this week….A lot of panicked calls and emails and texts…”
“I got panic, ‘Joe, what do we do? What are we going to do? This is – we’re in desperate straits. What’s going to happen? Are we going to win?’ There is just this fear that among the current crop of candidates, there’s a fear that there may not be the ability to take down Donald Trump.”
Meanwhile the Democrat candidate who was seen as the ‘fall back’ choice for Democrats has found himself in a major racial flare-up that could very well end his candidacy.
Nikitas3.com had been guessing that former New York City mayor and mega-billionaire ($45 billion fortune) Michael Bloomberg might offer Democrats and alternative to Bernie Sanders since Bloomberg can self-finance his campaign.
After his dismal showing at the Iowa caucuses, however, it looked like Bloomberg was finished. And to make things worse, an audio recording from 2015 of Bloomberg will probably finish him off as a potential Democrat candidate. He said:
“Cities need to get guns out of [the]… hands” of individuals who are “male, minority, and between the ages of 15 and 25″, adding that police should “throw them (young black males) against the wall and frisk them,” and admitted “we put all the cops in minority neighborhoods…. because that’s where all the crime is.”
Bloomberg also said:
“It’s controversial, but first thing is all of your — 95 percent of your murders, and murderers, and murder victims fit one [unintelligible]. You can just take the description, Xerox it, and pass it out to all of the cops. They are male, minorities, 15 to 25. That’s true in New York, it’s true in virtually every city in America.”
He suggested these young men do not have any “long-term focus” because they believe they are going to get killed anyway. So:
“it is a joke to have a gun, it’s a joke to pull the trigger. And in New York, before Giuliani got elected we had 2,300 murders. When he left office that was down to 660 murders, when I left office it was down to 333 murders a year, and it was all the same group. No one in New York gets murdered. If you get murdered, the first thing we want to do is, ‘What were selling?’ or ‘Who were your family members?’. There is no other kind of murder, whatsoever.”
And if you think that the radicals in the black lives matter movement and others like Al Sharpton are going to stand for this from a rich, white candidate, they won’t.