As for the Democrats, Sanders is no longer a wolf at Mrs. Clinton’s door. At worst he’s a dog who won’t shut up. Nevada, which I called “the O.K. Corral,” proves she can keep minorities inside. That gets the press off her back and sets her up for a strong win in South Carolina. On March 1 she’ll take all but Vermont and perhaps Massachusetts.
Sanders has plenty of money and no incentive to quit. But short of an indictment, Mrs. Clinton’s path is assured. He ought to bargain for the future now, an endorsement in return for letting Warren have her way with the banks, something like that.
Mrs. Clinton must listen. It seems self-evident, perhaps, but it is not her strong suit. Dismissing Sanders as a crank would make the Democrats eat each other alive. We know what that looks like now.
It opens the door to things far worse than the enemy we're used to.Mrs. Clinton will not listen because she doesn't have to listen to win. She can afford to ignore poor whites because our system has always pitted poor whites against poor blacks and liberal poor whites will back off when accused of sexism, racism and white nationalism.
Shame Bernie camp drowned in white supremacist populism. Hope his ideas on min wage, college debt, and Wall St resonate after he's gone.— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) February 20, 2016
Added: This is the rejection of Democratic goals-raising minimum wage, national health care, fewer international conflicts--while hoping to retain an aura of Democratic merit; credit for empathy and social betterment.