By Jerry Alatalo
is average political contribution is $27. Without money from billionaires, corporations or Wall Street mega-banks, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has won seven straight Democratic primaries and caucuses, eight of the last nine, over Hillary Clinton. Sanders has received high percentages in his wins:
- New Hampshire 60.4% for Sanders
- Vermont 78% …Sanders
- Minnesota 61.6% …
- Colorado 59%
- Oklahoma 51.9%
- Maine 64.3%
- Kansas 67.7%
- Nebraska 57.1%
- Washington State 72.7%
- Idaho 78%
- Utah 79.3%
- Alaska 82%
- Hawaii 69.8% …
- Wisconsin 57% …Sanders
- Wyoming 56% for Sanders
- New York State (April 19) … ?%
In the 11 months since Brooklyn, New York-born Senator Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy for President of the United States on the waterfront in Vermont, his beginning poll number of 3% has steadily risen until now where he’s won 7 straight primaries, leads Hillary Clinton in national Democratic Party polls, and polls with higher margins of victory than Ms. Clinton against potential GOP general election opponents Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, John Kasich or Paul Ryan.
One can only imagine how much Sanders would’ve benefited if the corporate media hadn’t effectively shut him out from coverage and air time. In the handful of debates between Sanders and Clinton which were real head-to-head battles of ideas – and not some softball casual conversation over coffee and cookies, without direct battle between candidates seeking the office of President of the United States – Sanders, in the eyes of most critical observers, scored major victories.
Without knowing the format of the upcoming New York debate between Sanders and Clinton, one can only hope it’s the real, serious, academic-style format necessary for New Yorkers to become informed and base their – now – extremely important votes. Residents of New York State have until April 19 to study and research the differences between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. During the few remaining days until the New York vote, residents of that state have enough time to fully understand the immensity, the profound importance, and the massive historical consequences associated with their voting decisions on April 19.
It is not an overstatement to say that on April 19 the residents of New York will literally shape and directly participate in creating the future of humanity – the future of the world. This is not the time for any American to choose sitting on the sidelines; now – more than ever – is the time to become powerfully engaged.
All eyes are on New York. All eyes are on history.
(Thank you to Bernie 2016 at YouTube)