I don’t like to throw it, but I know one thing: Bernie Sanders will not be your next president.
I love the guy, but he can’t win. Polls still show that Sanders will not be able to catch up to Hillary Clinton. Nineteen points nationwide, last I checked.
That’s a whole lot of ground to make up. She’s made of Teflon right now; she bested the Benghazi panel and the email trail coughed up a big fat zero. Barring an unlikely debate flop, she’s the winner. The GOP knows she’s the winner. Everybody who is paying attention knows she’s the winner. Somewhere in Bernie Sanders’ brain, he knows it.
Yet still, the Sandernistas continue to grasp at straws. The latest BS headline I’ve seen goes a little like this:
“Sanders outpolls GOP frontrunner Trump and establishment candidate Bush.”
That’s awesome, huh? There’s only one slight problem here; neither of them will be the GOP nominee. Trump has no pull beyond the xenophobic, jingoistic crowd he is courting. And Bush? No one wants another, especially when he can’t debate his way out of a wet paper bag. So it is unsurprising that Bernie wins against them; anyone could beat those two clowns. It’s really Rubio that is worth worrying about. Can he beat him? Can he beat any of the other contestants? Those are questions that need answering.
Bernie beats Trump and Bush. Big whoop. That doesn’t speak to Sanders’ viability at all. But you wouldn’t know that from a lazy story like the one below that headline. It’s a sin of omission to not demonstrate his ability, or inability in this case, to beat more than the weakest general candidates.