[Marxism] After Iowa, Does Bernie Have What It Takes? - CounterPunch.org

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Feb 5 05:45:36 MST 2020

As of this writing, a portion of the results have finally been reported 
by the Iowa Democratic Party, the enormity Sanders’s missed opportunity 
has become apparent. Bernie won the statewide popular vote in both the 
first and second rounds of caucusing, yet Buttigieg won thirty more 
State Delegate Equivalents, and tied Bernie with ten pledged delegates. 
Why not take the opportunity to claim victory last night, when your 
campaign should have known it won the popular vote? He could have used 
it to rally his forces, to excoriate the DNC and embarrass it after four 
years of loud complaining that Clinton had won the popular vote but lost 
the presidency, and to deny Buttigieg’s win legitimacy.


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