Bernie Wins Nevada, What It Means For The Democrat Party
It is starting to look like the race to secure the Democratic presidential nomination is over and a major paradigm shift for the party is underway.
Turn Out The Lights
The party looks to be all but over for the other Democrats. There are still other contests to be had but there appears to be a movement that is growing too much momentum to be stopped.
Sanders not only won in Nevada but he won in a landslide 44.6 percent of the vote as of Saturday night. His next closest competitor, former Vice President Joe Biden, came in at 19.5 percent, CNN reported.
The results are still being checked but a change of a percentage point or two is not going to change the obvious conclusion. The Sanders movement is a freight train with no brakes, and it is running over the competition.
The Fight Continues
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, once considered a front-runner, congratulated Sen. Sanders, but also used the opportunity to take aim at former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg who seems determined to purchase the nomination.
“The race has been called, Bernie has won, congratulations Bernie,” she said before calling Bloomberg “a threat coming our way” after he skipped the first four contests. She said that his ad campaign is designed to “buy this election.”
“Since Wednesday night our support has been growing everywhere,” she said to an enthusiastic crowd. “Since I’ve stepped on that stage a quarter of a million people have gone to Elizabeth Warren.com and pitched in their $25.”
The first time his ad campaign should be felt is on Super Tuesday, where he has poured hundreds of millions into ads.
“Bloomberg has spent over $50 million in California alone, nearly $40 million in Texas, and over $10 million in Virginia and North Carolina. He’s spent at least $2 million in every state other than Vermont, and is the only candidate to advertise in every Super Tuesday state so far,” CNN reported.
“Behind him, Tom Steyer has spent about $38.5 million on Super Tuesday advertising — but most of that has gone to California, where Steyer has spent $31.7 million on advertising. Steyer has also spent nearly $3.7 million in Texas and almost $1.2 million in North Carolina,” it said.
The Vermont senator had a well deserved celebration on Saturday as he spoke to his crowd of supporters.
“In Nevada we have just put together a multigenerational, multiracial coalition which is going to not only win in Nevada, it’s going to sweep this country,” he said in San Antonio, Texas.
“Trump and his friends think they are going to win this election,” he said. “They think they’re going to win this election by dividing our people up based on the color of their skin or where they were born or their religion or their sexual orientation.”
“We are going to win because we are doing exactly the opposite,” he said. “We’re bringing our people together.”