The Democratic Primary limps onward as the socialist candidate, Bernie Sanders, scores a 10-point victory over Hillary Clinton, who is still the presumptive nominee despite Sanders’ win. The victory, however, does continue to be a problem for the Democratic Party, which has been trying to roll out the red carpet for Clinton since this all began.
Sanders’ victory makes sense in West Virginia, where he is better able to connect with a blue collar working class than a terrifyingly inhuman robot with ties to the rich and powerful and oppressive forces of Washington D.C.
It goes right along with the awesome exit polling mentioned here – the blue collar workers in West Virginia, and indeed America, are tired of the political class. Bernie Sanders appeals to them because he is not one of the “Say it to make you feel good when you pull the lever” politicians. He actually means what he is saying.
Hillary, meanwhile, is running to preserve a coalition built by Barack Obama. She has to make every Democratic element happy in order scrape by with a win. Sanders, meanwhile, is running on honesty and charisma. And he is beating her. It is just too bad that the system is stacked against Sanders. The superdelegates will doom him.