Does Bernie’s Michigan Win make it a whole new Ball Game?

Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz, John Iadarola & Ana Kasparian | (The Young Turks Video) | – –

“Just before Michigan was called for Bernie Sanders TYT discusses what will happen if the Sanders campaign pulls out a win. Do you think Bernie’s win will change the race? Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz, John Iadarola and Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks discuss.”

The Young Turks: “Does Bernie’s Win in Michigan Change Things?”

6 Responses

  1. The upset in Michigan by Sanders is even more surprising when you consider the fact that Clinton barely won the popular vote in Metro Detroit where the Clintons have dominated vote totals since 1992 and despite the fact that Hilary Clinton was one of the strongest proponents in U.S. Congress of the federal financial bailout of the auto industry.

  2. Regarding Bernie Sanders, the Democratic party leaders (Business as usual) had better start paying attention to the Democratic voters; they are not happy with the Democratic party in the same manner as Republicans are not happy with the Republican party. A lot of Democratic voters are going to simply sit this election out and not vote if Hillary Clinton gets the nod from the Democratic party.

  3. The problem is staying credible until he gets to play in more favorable states. The lack of winner-take-alls these days seems to be bringing back the days when it took a long time to nail down a nomination. On the GOP side, though, the big winner-take-alls are coming up and largely in Trump’s favor.

    We may be seeing the advance signs of a party realignment across the spectrum. No one is happy with what they’ve got. The corporatist candidates only attract votes by playing on fear of the unknown, not evidence of positive achievements. The unknown is getting more attractive to the growing ranks of the desperate: everything from socialism to fascism to secessionism.

    Our electoral system guarantees that everything will coalesce back into 2 parties no matter how worthless, but maybe this crisis is deep enough that in a year or two people will be talking about the legitimacy of that system. The right of the Federal government to tell one-party GOP banana states what to do, or the right of states to tell cities what to do (sanctuary cities & minimum wage), or even the big one: can representative government really represent us when there’s no “us” any more?

    • Proportional representation, and a unicameral legislature, and a Parliamentary system, now! (Sigh… it’s unpleasantly hard to get people to care about electoral systems.)

  4. That is a good observation; is there an “us” anymore? I have found that there is only when we talk together about people and places, problems and solutions without reference to political ideology. The theoretical constructs have walled us off from one another. Though when we talk of even hot button issues from a human point of view, the rancor dissolves.

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