…. much as in New Hampshire in 2008, when Hillary “beat” Obama, who had been well ahead of her, by every measure.

And why exactly did she win? Because—according to the Einsteins in the US press—”she cried,” so that the Democratic voters in New Hampshire felt for her, and so decided to back her instead of him. (Remember that?)

Although the evidence suggests it was the GOP that fixed it for her (they wanted her as John McCain’s opponent), what matters now is not who rigged that race eight years ago, but the appalling fact that all elections can be rigged, quite easily, in these United States, with its disastrous voting system; that countless races have been rigged, demonstrably—and that US elections will continue to be rigged, until we face that fact, and deal with it last.

If Bernie Sanders really wants to be elected, then, he’ll break out of the lasting Democratic stupor vis-a-vis this vast emergency, and make an issue of it. (And so it is with Trump/Cruz/Rubio, if they don’t want to end up “losing” to Jeb Bush, as ludicrous as that may sound today.)



Poll: Clinton, Sanders locked in tight races in Iowa, N.H.


The Hillary Clinton campaign is stepping up its criticism of Bernie Sanders, and a new poll provides a reason why: The two Democrats are neck-and-neck in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Clinton leads Sanders by just three points in Iowa, 48% to 45%, according a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll released Sunday. Martin O’Malley is third at 5%, three weeks out from the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 1 that begin the nomination process.

Sanders, meanwhile, leads Clinton in New Hampshire 50%-46%, the poll said, with O’Malley at 1%. The New Hampshire primary is Feb. 9.

Both results are within the margin of error.

“The NBC/WSJ/Marist polls also show that Sanders outperforms Clinton in hypothetical general-election matchups in these two presidential battleground states — something other surveys have found, too,” NBC News reported.

Clinton brushed off the new polls in an interview Sunday.

“You know, these polls go up, they go down,” Clinton said on CBS’ Face The Nation. “I stay pretty focused, as I think we all should, on what we have to do to build on the progress of the Obama administration, but go even further.”


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