Hillary Feeling the Bern

January 16, 2016 0 By Michael
During the first Democratic Presidential Debate on October 13, 2015 Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton clearly defined themselves as Mr. Outsider and Mrs. Insider.

During the first Democratic Presidential Debate on October 13, 2015 Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton clearly defined themselves as Mr. Outsider and Mrs. Insider.

Hillary Clinton is feeling the” Bern.” It is getting hot in the Democratic Primary fight for President. Hillary has turned to her daughter Chelsea and husband Bill to launch attacks on the political candidacy of Bernie Sanders.

This week a New York Times/CBS poll has Hillary Clinton leading Sanders by only seven points. (48-41 percent). Just one month ago, Hillary Clinton led Bernie Sanders by 20 percentage points. Interestingly, this poll has Sanders leading Clinton 2-to-1 in the 45 year old and under age category.

On January 12, Monmouth University released a poll which gives Sanders a 14 percentage point nod over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire (53-39 percent).

While, a Quinnipiac poll released this week, indicates that if the Iowa Straw Poll was held this week, Bernie Sanders would win by a 5 percentage point margin. See:http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2016/1/democratic-presidential-primary-gets-real.html?utm_content=opinion&utm_campaign=ajam&utm_source=googlePlus&utm_medium=SocialFlow

By this time next month, the results from the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire Primary will be in the books and Hillary Clinton may be looking at Sanders’ rear as he dashes headlong into the South Carolina Primary.

In the now immortal words of New York Yankee great, Yogi Berra, for the Hillary for President supporters, “this could be like deja vu all over again.”

Eight years ago, then Senator Barrack H. Obama, was virtually ignored by Hillary Clinton, the perceived next President of the United States of America.

Obama, as Sanders did in 2015, raised millions of dollars from average Americans. They both drew large crowds at campaign rallies. When the Iowa results came in, Obama had shaken up the Democratic political establishment. Fueled by his win in Iowa, Obama began to slow walk Hillary down. He gained the nomination and won the presidency.

During much of 2015, Hillary ignored Bernie Sanders. She aimed her stinging comments toward Donald Trump, the leading contender on the Republican side. Suddenly, her spouse and daughter have been dispatched to team-up on Sanders. They have attacked Sanders’ plan for universal health care. In the 1990s a single-payer system was the center-piece of Hillary’s health care initiative. David Axelrod, who managed President Obama’s campaign, said that the Clinton’s attack on Sanders healthcare plan is disingenuous. The Young Turks did not mince any words. They content that “Hillary Clinton is  lying about Bernie Sanders.”

This week Sanders began airing television Advertisement in New Hampshire. The Advertisement question Hillary Clinton’s ties to Wall Street financiers. Clinton hit back accusing Sanders of running a negative campaign Advertisement. She cited Sanders campaign pledged not to run attack ads.

The heat is on for Sunday night’s Democratic debate, sparks may fly; as Hillary Clinton feels the “Bern.”

Harold Michael Harvey is an American novelist and essayist, the author of Paper puzzle and Justice in the Round. He can be contacted at haroldmichaelharvey.com