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Bernie Sanders's Rivals Capitalize On Dispute With Nevada Union Over 'Medicare For All'


On Wednesday morning, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg tweeted a not-so-subtle reminder to Nevada union members that his “Medicare for All Who Want It” plan protects “union members’ freedom to choose the coverage that’s best for them.”

After Argüello-Kline’s [President of Culinary Union] public statement, though, the flood gates opened. Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) and former Vice President Joe Biden all tweeted their support for the Culinary Workers Union’s members. (Buttigieg joined them on Thursday morning with a Twitter message of support in Spanish and English.)

Biden went first, tweeting that he stands “with the working men and women of [the Culinary Union] because supporting labor means supporting our unions.”

But the remarks from Warren, who has at once cast herself as a unity candidate and begun to more explicitly contrast herself with Sanders, were notable.

“No one should attack [the Culinary Union] and its members for fighting hard for themselves and their families,” she tweeted. “Like them, I want to see every American get high-quality and affordable health care — and I’m committed to working with them to achieve that goal.”

Warren’s statement reflects the degree to which she has distanced herself from the Sanders plan since signing onto his legislation in 2017 and stating at the first Democratic presidential debate in June that she was “with Bernie” on Medicare for All.

Bernie's campaign manager just now on MSNBC

I am paraphrasing: "The billionaire class has adopted Buttigieg as their own."

... WTF?... I say WTF?... Since when?

When Biden was a threat to Bernie, his campaign went after Biden. When Warren was a threat, they went after Warren. And now this.

I am beginning to think Bernie's campaign has little to do with ideology and much to do with pursuit of pure political power. The "billionaire" boogie man remains the same, and the "enemies of the people" are interchangeable.

Bernie is all over the news today. Could it be that all the talk about Bernie being deliberately

ignored by the billionaire-owned mainstream news media that we heard from Bernie's side of reality just a week or so ago is nothing but a silly conspiracy theory? Is it conceivable that Bernie was ignored before because he wasn't making any news and now he is being covered left and right (pun not intended) because he is making the news?

This reminds me: I think the media is not giving as much attention to Buttigieg, the winner of the Iowa caucuse, because he represents the REAL threat to MSM and its billionaire puppet masters. Makes sense, no?

Oh c'mon people, snap out of it! Can we stop pizza-gating Iowa until we have at least one fact

straight about it?

You all remember what facts are, don't you? And you can still tell the difference between a fact and a conspiracy theory, can't you?

New IBD/TIPP national poll (A/B rated)

Joe Biden leads with 26% support in the February IBD/TIPP Poll, followed by Bernie Sanders at 19% and Elizabeth Warren at 13%. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, with 8% support, has pulled into fourth place, ahead of South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, backed by 7%.
Andrew Yang (4%), Amy Klobuchar (3%) and Tom Steyer (2%) are the only other candidates polling above 1%.


New LA Times national poll: Biden +16

Biden 34%
Sanders 18%
Warre 16%
Buttigieg 9%
Bloomberg 9%
Klobuchar 3%


New Park Street Strategies Iowa poll

Joe Biden 20%
Bernie Sanders 18%
Pete Buttigieg 17%
Elizabeth Warren 17%
Amy Klobuchar 12%
Andrew Yang 5%
Tom Steyer 4%
Tulsi Gabbard 1%
Michael Bloomberg <1%

Second choice candidate:
Elizabeth Warren 21%
Amy Klobuchar 16%
Joe Biden 16%
Pete Buttigieg 14%
Bernie Sanders 9%
Tom Steyer 6%
Andrew Yang 6%
Tulsi Gabbard 2%
Michael Bloomberg 2%


538: the poll numbers in early states change daily. But most of these changes are within MOE

Today, it's a virtual tie between Biden and Sanders in Iowa and Nevada, and a 5 point advantage for Sanders in NH.

Also, Biden leads Sanders in SC by 20, their respective standings are well within MOA in California and Maine, Biden is tied with Warren in Massachusetts with Sanders a distant third, Biden is 13 points ahead of Sanders in North Carolina, Biden leads Sanders by 8 in Texas, by 5 in Utah and by 13 in Virginia. No recent data is available for the other Super Tuesday states.


To mangle Mark Twain, the rumors of anyone surging in any race are being greatly exaggerated.

How Joe Biden went from slumping to surging in Democratic presidential race in Iowa

The turnaround for Biden, who trailed rivals Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg in Iowa for much of the past year despite leading in national polls, is a promising sign for the front-runner who received less than 1% of the vote in the state during his failed 2008 bid.

Biden is now ahead or tied for the lead in Iowa with Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont. He has also risen into second place behind Sanders in polling averages in New Hampshire, the second state to vote in the nominating battle.


A win for Biden in Iowa could upend the race. Unlike Warren and Buttigieg, who are banking on a strong showing in the predominantly white state to propel their campaigns forward, Biden has far stronger support from African-American voters in South Carolina and other more diverse states that could help him seal the nomination

The contest remains extremely fluid and close among the top contenders. Biden also faces a threat from Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former New York mayor who is spending millions of his fortune on his own White House campaign focused on later voting states.

Yet Biden's campaign has shifted from lowering expectations in Iowa to saying a win there would allow him to control the race from the start.


Odds makers everywhere except Las Vegas consider Biden front runner for the Democratic nomination

RCP average betting odds:
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