By Jerry Alatalo
f the trend of record numbers of voters over the campaign fueled by enthusiasm for Bernie Sanders continues in Wisconsin on Tuesday, Sanders should easily win the state’s Democratic primary. He has a large lead over Clinton among independents in Wisconsin and the nation, independents can vote in Wisconsin, so one can predict a Sanders win. The only question that remains is by how large a margin.
Because the people of Wisconsin, of America for that matter, have felt the pain of lost manufacturing firms and jobs to Mexico, China and other low wage countries due to “disastrous trade deals” beginning with NAFTA, voters in the state will not forget that Hillary Clinton’s husband signed NAFTA into law instead of stopping it with the presidential veto. They know, and will remember, that Ms. Clinton’s State Department helped push and create the TransPacific Partnership (TPP), her calling it the “Gold Standard” of trade deals, then her “opposition” to TPP when it became politically advantageous in her race with Sanders for the Democratic nomination.
During the following interview with long-time Bernie supporter and media personality Ed Schultz at a United Auto Worker’s center in Jaynesville, Wisconsin, Sanders pointed out the Clinton campaign seriously proposed their New York State debate be held tonight – at the same time the NCAA men’s college basketball championship game is being decided. Clinton’s team might as well have asked the debate be held on a weekday at 3:00 AM. Everyone in America is watching the NCAA championship game.
Whether, to borrow a sports term, Ms. Clinton’s strategy at this crucial point in the election – playing to not lose, running out the clock – backfires in a big and historic way is yet to become known, but might just become a lot clearer after the last votes get counted Tuesday night in Wisconsin.
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