The news channel that famously leans left and delights in identity politics somehow missed the obvious in last night’s coverage of the New Hampshire primary. They stepped right up to it and then failed to meet the clear conclusion.
Analysis of the Democratic primary results reveals that Bernie Sanders won white “working class” voters who went for Hillary Clinton in 2008. MSNBC got that but seemed unable to take the next step. Clearly “working class” is a euphemism for Archie Bunker democrats. There was no way in hell they were voting for Barack Obama.
In fact if you look at Ivy League schools in the past 30 years (post civil rights era) the only Ivy with headline making racial tensions was New Hampshire’s Dartmouth.
Granted, Hillary also beat John Edwards in 2008 NH but women had not tired of her by then.
Mark my words. Every “working class” state that Hillary beat Obama in 2008 will go to Sanders this year. That’s Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio for starters.
The question remains why did MSNBC come to the precipice and not take the logical jump? Simple. In the world of MSNBC, democrats can’t be bigots. That’s reserved for republicans.
I guarantee you. A large measure of Bernie’s gains in states like PA and OH will come from folks who couldn’t vote for a black guy and held their nose for the woman. Now they’ve got a man, albeit a Brooklyn Jew, to vote for … and they will.
What do you think? The bar is open.