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Wed Apr 20, 2016, 11:48 AM

 

How Bernie lost New York ~ long Politico article

How Bernie lost New York
Caught up in one distraction after another, Sanders never came close to the upset victory he once predicted.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/how-bernie-lost-new-york-222173#ixzz46O039yVS

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NEW YORK — Bernie Sanders had just arrived at the rally, and missed the incendiary remark entirely. Many on the senator’s campaign had never even heard of Dr. Paul Song, the speaker who had just commandeered news coverage of a massive Washington Square rally in New York by referring to “corporate Democratic whores.”
Nevertheless, by the next morning, the campaign was forced into full scramble mode. Cable coverage of the 27,000-person rally was eclipsed by reporting on the furor surrounding the comment, requiring a Sanders response. After first resisting an apology, the campaign settled on disavowing the remark with a tweet.
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Another day, another lost news cycle.
In New York, Sanders finally hit the wall, his winning streak halted by a daily pummeling that forced him on the defensive and stopped his momentum cold. The tabloids dealt him punishing hit after punishing hit. The Democratic establishment, most of it in Hillary Clinton’s camp, piled on harder than the Sanders campaign expected. Caught up in one distraction after another – a quarrel over debate details, a back and forth with Clinton over her qualifications, a trip to the Vatican in the run-up to the election – Sanders never gained his footing or even came close to pulling off the upset victory he once predicted with frequency.
Just two weeks before, on the night of his victory in Wisconsin, everything seemed to be going Sanders’ way. He was flush with cash thanks to his energized small donors and he was riding a wave of momentum after posting six wins in the seven previous contests. His aides had just agreed to the finishing touches of a debate in New York — something Sanders himself wanted after the campaigns had initially agreed to hold it in Pennsylvania. His top staff viewed the increasingly sharp timbre and pitch of the race as confirmation that Clinton herself was frustrated with the direction of things.
But even then, trouble was brewing. As Wisconsin voters went to the polls, a transcript of a halting Sanders’ interview with the New York Daily News editorial board earlier that week was beginning to generate online chatter, raising questions about Sanders’ solutions on his wheelhouse topics like breaking up the biggest banks. The Clinton campaign quickly seized on the transcript, sending it to millions of its backers as part of a fundraising email making the case that Sanders hadn’t thought through how to accomplish his biggest goals.

The next day, fresh off his victory, Sanders received another hit: his advisers read in disbelief a Washington Post headline that they took to mean Clinton had questioned Sanders’ qualifications for the presidency during a "Morning Joe" interview. It was one step too far, they thought – and Sanders himself agreed

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Reply How Bernie lost New York ~ long Politico article (Original post)
Her Sister Apr 2016 OP
IamMab Apr 2016 #1
stopbush Apr 2016 #2
IamMab Apr 2016 #4
Treant Apr 2016 #8
IamMab Apr 2016 #10
stopbush Apr 2016 #3
displacedtexan Apr 2016 #5
Gothmog Apr 2016 #6
CajunBlazer Apr 2016 #7
FloridaBlues Apr 2016 #9
Tarheel_Dem Apr 2016 #11
Legends303 Apr 2016 #12
Tarheel_Dem Apr 2016 #14
Tarheel_Dem Apr 2016 #13

Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 11:57 AM

1. I think he was done in by a combo of factors.

 

The NY Daily News interview, the "Democratic whores" comment, and finally, that insanely low tax rate he paid last year.

They proved, in this order, that he doesn't know what he's talking about on his core subject, has surrounded himself with hateful people, and he doesn't live according to his own standards for others.

NYers wisely rejected him.

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Response to IamMab (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 12:07 PM

2. It's the NY Daily News. A newspaper.

The Daily News Bin is a pro-Hillary operation that writes articles and editorials supporting her.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 12:09 PM

4. My bad. There's too many aspects of The Conspiracy for me to keep straight, and I missed the last

 

meeting at the secret clubhouse!

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Response to IamMab (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 01:31 PM

8. That'll learn you.

Look, we know Maeve was a distraction, but honey, get over it. You've got Molly now.

<< Total Dresden fanboi.

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Response to Treant (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 01:34 PM

10. Such a fun series.

 

I'm normally not one for first-person narrative, but Jim Butcher writes it very well. Can't wait for his "big apocalyptic trilogy" to wrap it all up someday.

For now, just waiting for a release date on Peace Talks.

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 12:08 PM

3. Another article that parrots the Sanders Campaign spin that 27,000 people attended his

rally in NYC. The NYPD put the number at 11,000.

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 12:15 PM

5. Vanity. My favorite sin.

Nice article, but it ignores the months and months of building a solid, negative foundation upon which BS gladly reigned.

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 01:03 PM

6. This is a great article

Sanders blew by going negative

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 01:16 PM

7. K&R - an excellent read - thanks much

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 01:33 PM

9. A good read thanks for posting

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 02:40 PM

11. If I was sending my hard earned $27 to this dude, I'd want a refund.

"He visited churches and released a series of videos of celebrity endorsers — he ended up spending over $3 million more than her on television advertisements, complete with a closing message that invoked New York’s own Franklin Delano Roosevelt — only to be matched by what people close to his team said was an unexpected flood of campaign activity from high-profile Clinton backers in local government."

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/how-bernie-lost-new-york-222173#ixzz46OhMiYj5
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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 02:54 PM

12. Haha yeah

 

I wouldn't send my 27 dollars to any politicians who was not pushing wins in places that he or she needs to win for delegate count. He spent on trips to see a Pope that wasn't interested in our politics instead of spending most of his time in NY trying to get votes.

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Response to Legends303 (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 02:57 PM

14. Pope-gate totally backfired. There's a great article about it. n/t

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 02:55 PM

13. "PolitiFact rates Bernie's voter turnout claims 'Mostly False'"

Sanders worked hard to minimize the disruption. Thirty-eight hours after he took off for Rome, he was due back in New York for a Saturday night event. But as he was landing at John F. Kennedy Airport, news came down that his roundtable event that evening — scheduled to include Al Sharpton and Cornel West — would not feature Sharpton, depriving Sanders of a chance to appear with a prominent African-American leader, one he sorely needed to court.


On Tuesday, he was proved wrong.

“It was a long shot coming into it,” said SienaCollege pollster Steve Greenberg. “If you’re trying to set expectations such that you can perform up to those expectations, or possibly exceed those expectations, I think it was not the wisest thing for the Sanders campaign to try and tell the public that they were going to win New York."


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/how-bernie-lost-new-york-222173#ixzz46Okx6TpY
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I hadn't heard about "the roundtable" event, but does anyone know why Sharpton backed out?

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