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Editing an email from Northern Humboldt For Bernie taking personal contact information out. Basically, Sanders has improved upon the phone banking system Obama initiated in 2008 – the primary point being to ID potential supporters. Obviously the focus this Saturday will be on Iowa – the caucuses taking place on Monday. The polling is mixed, with leads for both Sanders and Clinton and it’s really hard to gauge caucuses in polls – unlike primaries you don’t just show up to vote. In theory you could be there for hours.
Here’s the redacted message:
Here’s a clip on CNN with Art Garfunkel. What I find refreshing is that Sanders bothered to ask before using someone’s song! A few other candidates didn’t bother. Also of note regarding the ad, all of the clips were taken from locations in Iowa or New Hampshire, and everyone in the clips are supporters who agreed to be in the ad.
Bob Froehlich and I will discuss the topic of Conspiracy Theory and Critical Thinking. We’re expecting a lively show. 7:00 p.m. on KMUD.
Addendum: This was one of our best shows ever!
The margin between them being about twice Clinton’s advantage. This is not an anomaly, as it follows similar results in other polls. The writer of the linked article makes his arguments as to why, but it really comes down to Clinton’s negative ratings with independent voters. Most independent voters aren’t socialists, but they don’t hold it against him. They see him as principled.
They also see Clinton as corrupt and Trump (whose unfavorability ratings are over 50 percent consistently despite the stubborn angry white crowd supporting him in the primary) as nuts. It’s that simple.
It does strip away the unelectibility argument Clinton keeps offering about her primary opponent. Bernie beats all of the Republicans in the polls, and by a larger margin than Clinton – although in this particular poll he actually loses to Cruz and Rubio while Clinton beats them, all within the margin of error.
Chad White will join Julia Minton and Bob Froehlich to discuss the general topic of skepticism. It will probably begin by discussing the definition and move on to applications. It begins at 7:00 and they welcome your calls.
I wish I could listen live!
Shane Brinton will join me tomorrow night on Thursday Night Talk on KHSU to discuss the reintroduction of socialism to national mainstream politics for the first time in nearly a century, and whether the cold war politics of fear around the concept has declined. 7:00 p.m. Please call in to join the discussion.