Bernie Sanders said at the outset of the campaign that the Big-Money Establishment (my words) would resist his “political revolution” with all its power.
And now that Bernie has gained “the big M” — Momentum — with primary and caucus wins in Western states to match Hillary Clinton’s wins in the South, the pitched battle may be at hand.
I think the Establishment had assumed, until Bernie’s sweep of three western states last Saturday, that Hillary had a lock on the Democratic nomination.
This week, I believe, The Establishment is taking Bernie Sanders seriously. No one expected that voters would embrace Sanders with such enthusiasm and in such numbers.
The Big-Money Establishment certainly did not expect the little-money people to send in enough $27 donations to enable the Sanders “revolution” to outspend the Establishment-financed candidate at this point in the election.
Pundits on MSNBC “the place for politics” began to complain last night that Bernie Sanders might be able to “BUY” a big victory in Wisconsin. Imagine the nerve of the little people!
I do believe The Big-Money Establishment is beginning to panic. Just my opinion.
Buckle up and hang on tight. It might be a long, harrowing ride through Wisconsin and then the Eastern states.
Hillary won the South, Bernie won the West, the nominee is yet to be decided. If Bernie wins Wisconsin, by even one percentage point, the nomination will be decided in the East.
And in California.
— John Hayden