This video from the USA says about itself:
10 March 2016
At last night’s Democratic presidential debate in Miami hosted by Univision, both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders claimed they would be the best candidate to take on Republican front-runner Donald Trump in a general election. Well, the question of which Democratic candidate is best suited to challenge Trump is generating a lot of impassioned discussion and disagreement. We host a debate between Nathan Robinson of Current Affairs and professor Alan Draper of St. Lawrence University.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Complacent Ms Clinton
Thursday 10th March 2016
BRITAIN’S opinion pollsters received a drubbing last May after failing to perceive a Tory overall majority in the general election. Now it’s the turn of their US counterparts.
Establishment hopeful Hillary Clinton was forecast to canter home in the Democratic Party’s Michigan primary by an average of 20-25 percentage points over her democratic socialist rival Bernie Sanders.
A Fox 2 Detroit poll on Sunday even had Clinton winning by a landslide of 37 points.
Clinton was so caught up in the euphoria of the moment that, the day before the Michigan primary, she urged the Vermont senator to drop out and “end the primary.”
In the event, it was egg on faces all round as the outsider took the honours by 50 per cent to 48 per cent.
While Clinton has barely broken sweat to win easily in the southern states, based on her barely explicable support among African-American voters, she has yet to win any northern state convincingly, squeaking home in Iowa and Massachusetts.
With major contests looming in Ohio, Illinois and Missouri next Tuesday, successes for Sanders in these states, which share similar demographics to Michigan, would certainly defer the coronation as official presidential candidate that Clinton and the party elite desperately desire.
Criticism by Sanders of the backing given by Clinton and the party leadership to free-trade agreements that have brought about the export of manufacturing jobs to low-wage overseas economies played well in Michigan and could do likewise across the so-called “rust belt.”
His core message that a “rigged economy” works in the interest of the wealthy rather than the population as a whole is backed by 80 per cent of the electorate.
Continued success for the scourge of Wall Street, in the face of united and single-minded media hostility against him — the Washington Post, for example ran 16 negative stories about Sanders in just 16 hours in the run-up to Tuesday’s vote — illustrates the seriousness of his campaign.
Clinton’s delegate total of 1,221 includes 461 superdelegates while Sanders has just 25 in his 571.
Whatever happens, the Establishment candidate has already begun to reposition herself politically, referring to Sanders as her “ally” with whom she hopes to work in the general election.
She declares that “the issues he has raised, the passion he has demonstrated, the people he has attracted are going to be very important,” but how long such sentiments would survive in the event of her passing the winning post is up in the air.
The victory of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the March 8 Democratic primary in Michigan is a clear indicator of growing radicalization in the American working class. More than half a million people cast their votes for a candidate claiming to be socialist. This gave Sanders an unanticipated victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the consensus presidential nominee of the Democratic Party establishment. Sanders won despite the support for Clinton by the corporate-controlled media, whose polls invariably predicted a Clinton victory by double-digit margins: here.