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2016 Postmortem

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Tue Sep 8, 2015, 02:56 PM Sep 2015

At this moment what do you think Bernies chances of winning the nomination are? [View all]

I'm a Sanders supporter but a bit of a realist.

I think his chances of winning the nomination are pretty good.

50% if Biden runs and splits the "not as bad" vote.

40% if Biden doesn't run.

As is always the case in politics things can change rapidly through happenstance, revelations, misstatements, Faux-pas, or bad luck.

As another poster said, I think this election is going be far more entertaining than the usual Politics-as-usual charade.

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Not high, but better than before and improving whatthehey Sep 2015 #1
I'm more optimistic. Went from longshot to maybe. Tierra_y_Libertad Sep 2015 #2
Bernie has a considerably higher upside hifiguy Sep 2015 #17
50/50 this far out. HooptieWagon Sep 2015 #3
I agree. I think he has a pretty good shot against the machine. Tierra_y_Libertad Sep 2015 #5
At this point, I'd say 35 - 40 percent. Armstead Sep 2015 #4
agreed Capn Sunshine Sep 2015 #31
Gotta go 90% Half-Century Man Sep 2015 #6
I wouldn't predict until after the first debate. Who knows, O'Malley could do such a great job seaglass Sep 2015 #7
That's why I said "at the moment". Tierra_y_Libertad Sep 2015 #8
OK, I don't have any evidence to predict now, only feelings and that seems like a stupid basis seaglass Sep 2015 #9
That's fine. I'm not chiding you. Tierra_y_Libertad Sep 2015 #10
But Sanders isn't the ABH candidate. Fawke Em Sep 2015 #19
Yes. It's so important to stress that Bernie's support is overwhelmingly positive RufusTFirefly Sep 2015 #26
25% chance of winning IA; 40% chance of winning NH; 10% chance of winning SC; downhill from there brooklynite Sep 2015 #11
You could be right. But, I don't think so. Tierra_y_Libertad Sep 2015 #13
His challenge is turning rally crowds and polling into actual votes... brooklynite Sep 2015 #16
Rally crowds is his advantage in Iowa. ieoeja Sep 2015 #18
...and this is precisely my point. brooklynite Sep 2015 #21
Message auto-removed Name removed Sep 2015 #25
50% Le Taz Hot Sep 2015 #12
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. Mahatma Gandhi Tierra_y_Libertad Sep 2015 #14
That same argument was used in 2008 Capn Sunshine Sep 2015 #32
100% sure hell win, but voted 90% due to the establishments Diebold advantage. NorthCarolina Sep 2015 #15
1% maybe? Garrett78 Sep 2015 #20
If his chances weren't good, they wouldn't spend so much effort and money Skwmom Sep 2015 #22
But that effort and money... Garrett78 Sep 2015 #23
A Corporate Democrat, a Corporate Republican - they deliver the same results. Skwmom Sep 2015 #24
Not precisely the same results. And voting still matters. But... Garrett78 Sep 2015 #29
So, President Gore would have been the exact same as President Bush? Capn Sunshine Sep 2015 #35
Marginally better than Andre Berto's chances of upsetting Floyd Mayweather this Saturday. DemocratSinceBirth Sep 2015 #27
He's following the a similar trajectory as Obama (but slightly better) CoffeeCat Sep 2015 #28
Obama won states that Sanders won't win. Garrett78 Sep 2015 #34
Yes, but Clinton had those same enormous national leads... CoffeeCat Sep 2015 #40
Obama was an upcoming rock star. Garrett78 Sep 2015 #42
It will be interesting to see what media does if Bernie marlakay Sep 2015 #41
My feelings is that Bernie will be our next President madokie Sep 2015 #30
About 10%. I wish I could give better odds. Vattel Sep 2015 #33
the GOPers will continue the McCarthyist campaign against HRC in Hopes that Bernie will be nominated Bill USA Sep 2015 #36
1-5% taught_me_patience Sep 2015 #37
Yep. Garrett78 Sep 2015 #38
37.25% and rising. TheKentuckian Sep 2015 #39
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