I woke up this morning to the joyous news that Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire by nearly 20%; that he’d won every demographic except people over 65 and people making over $200,000 a year; that it was the most lopsided win in a contested Democratic primary since John Kennedy won it in 1960.
Then this evening I read that Hillary Clinton will actually get more delegates out of New Hampshire than Sanders. To say I”m bothered by that is an understatement.
Of course, it’s nothing new. From the DNC’s limiting the number of debates and scheduling them at less than prime time, to the whole computer kerfuffle, to rumors that county chairs in Iowa switched delegates to Clinton and the DNC’s refusal to count all the votes there and now this, it has become clear that the only way Hillary can get the nomination is by flat out denying the will of the Democratic party’s voters.
That is not acceptable.
Of course, it’s the superdelegate system and this was known in advance, but it’s still infuriating.
One bright spot: I’ve noticed that the Hillary supporters among my facebook friends have been mostly silent today. I suspect that some of them may actually be reconsidering. I sure hope so.