Trump, Sanders, Clinton in Iowa United States presidential primary election

This video from the USA says about itself:

Amazing Bernie Sanders ROCKS The Stage – Iowa 2016 Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum

11 January 2016

Des Moines, IowaBernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley and Hillary Clinton answered questions during the 2016 Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum presented by Fusion.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Trump: I could shoot people and not lose votes

Monday 25th January 2016

PRO-GUN US presidential hopeful Donald Trump claimed on Saturday that supporters would back him if he went on a shooting spree in central New York.

The prospective Republican candidate was speaking at the evangelical Christian Dordt College in the town of Sioux Center in Iowa, which will be the first state to pick candidates for the two main parties on February 1.

“I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody,” he told the enthusiastic crowd, a possible reference to the address of the Trump Tower in New York, “and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK?”

Democratic Party hopeful Hillary Clinton toned down her attacks on popular outsider-turned-favourite Bernie Sanders while courting the trade union vote but Mr Sanders said Iowans knew that “Wall Street money” was behind Ms Clinton’s rightwing rhetoric.

The people of Iowa are not going to accept that,” he said.

THE PARTIES DECIDE TO IMPLODE Between Bloomberg possibly running for president and a potential Sanders-Trump race, the First to Last team takes a look at the end of political parties as we know them. [Howard Fineman, Jason Linkins and Lauren Weber, HuffPost]

HOWARD FINEMAN: ‘HOW AND WHY TRUMP TRUMPED THE PRESS’ “At a time when the media’s duty to vet candidates is more urgent than ever, journalism is giving Donald Trump a free pass, leading historian Doris Kearns Goodwin told The Huffington Post in an interview.” [HuffPost]

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7 thoughts on “Trump, Sanders, Clinton in Iowa United States presidential primary election

  1. When we first launched our campaign, the polls in Iowa showed us down 55 points against Hillary Clinton. The political media dismissed us. They said our “radical ideas” would never attract much support against an “inevitable candidate.”

    But together we’ve built a campaign on the verge of accomplishing what everyone told us was impossible. The Iowa caucus takes place next Monday and the polls have us neck and neck.

    The Clinton campaign is pouring in resources. Their Super PAC is launching attacks literally almost daily. Even so we have the largest grassroots organization of any campaign. So I have to ask directly:

    Can I count on you to make a $10 contribution to our campaign today? You can do that here:

    This moment requires us to think differently about our challenges. The same old establishment ideas won’t do. But charting a new course will require the active participation of millions of Americans in every community in our country. And I know that if we stand together today, we will win.

    In solidarity,

    Bernie Sanders


  2. Sanders’ continuing rise is all the more noteworthy given the near-blackout by the media of his campaign over the previous two months. After the Paris terror attacks of November 13 and the San Bernardino mass shooting on December 2, the US media was fixated on terrorism and national security, in addition to Donald Trump’s supposedly “anti-establishment” candidacy for the Republican nomination, to the virtual exclusion of any other concern. According to one survey of news programs aired on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS and NBC from mid-November through mid-December, Trump was mentioned 690 times and Sanders only 20.

    Media pundits wrote off the Sanders campaign on the grounds that the American people had lost interest in social inequality and the crimes of Wall Street and were focused only on the supposed threat of terrorist attack.


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  4. Linda –

    Yesterday provided one of the clearest contrasts between our grassroots political revolution and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

    In Mason City, Iowa, Bernie spoke to a packed house of 1,100 committed supporters and caucus goers about how our movement is the best hope to take our country back from the billionaire class.

    Hillary Clinton left Iowa yesterday, choosing to court contributions from one of the many financial investment firms supporting her campaign instead of spending valuable time with caucus goers.

    Our campaign is powered by a dedicated movement of volunteers and almost 3 million grassroots contributions. Hillary Clinton’s day off of the trail is a clear indication that, against all odds, they are finding it difficult to keep up with us. And that is entirely because of supporters like you. Let’s keep up the pressure.

    Make a $3 contribution to our campaign to help us win in Iowa Monday night. Together, we can prove that when people stand together, anything is possible.

    When we started this campaign, the political and media establishment of this country laughed at us. They said our “radical ideas” like universal health care, free college tuition, and getting big money out of politics were pie-in-the-sky idealism. You still hear some of that today.

    But we have a chance to send an unmistakable message about the strength of our movement in Iowa, New Hampshire and beyond. We made that happen together.

    In solidarity,

    Jeff Weaver
    Campaign Manager
    Bernie 2016


  5. Monday 1st February 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

    by Our Foreign Desk

    HILLARY CLINTON won backing from the New York Times at the weekend for her bid to become the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, even as her main challenger Bernie Sanders was boosted by African-American support.

    The liberal newspaper called Ms Clinton “one of the most broadly and deeply qualified candidates” in modern history.

    NYT endorsement of her is no real surprise since it backed the former secretary of state in her losing bid for the presidency against Barack Obama in 2008.

    The paper suggested that Mr Sanders, the senator from Vermont “does not have the breadth of experience or policy ideas that Mrs Clinton offers.”

    However, that was the major criticism levelled at Mr Obama eight years ago when mass grassroots activity defeated the Democrats’ Establishment candidate.

    Ms Clinton has banked on African-Americans to back her cause, trading on the support built up by her husband, former president Bill Clinton, but Washington Post contributor Terrell Jermaine Starr suggested at the weekend that this may be changing.

    “Six months ago I was a Bernie Sanders sceptic. In July I wrote about how Sanders had bungled his outreach to the black base,” wrote Mr Starr.

    “Though he spent a lot of time talking about economic inequality, his message seemed aimed at the thousands of white liberals who attended his rallies.”

    Mr Starr admitted that he has begun to rethink his position after speaking to Mr Sanders’s black female supporters, including Ohio Senator Nina Turner and Trayvon Martin family lawyer Natalie Jackson.

    “No-one shaped my thinking more than Erica Garner. She’s the daughter of Eric Garner, an unarmed African-American who died after being put in a chokehold by an NYPD officer in 2014,” Mr Starr said.

    Ms Garner had told him that economic equality is as important to black people as fighting abusive policing and pointed out the reality of economic disparities based on gender and ethnic origin.

    “For Garner, it doesn’t matter how many cops are thrown behind bars for killing black people if she can’t afford to pay her rent or afford childcare for her six-year-old daughter Alyssa,” he said.


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