Super Tuesday is fast approaching and Democrats go to the polls in 11 states (as well as American Samoa and Democrats living abroad)
By this point Hillary Clinton will have easily won South Carolina and the media will be inevitably heralding the doom of the Sanders campaign as it has done from day one. They are wrong to do so as they have been wrong all along.
The Sanders campaign will not win Super Tuesday, nor do they have to. They just need to hold on.
So what do both candidates need to do on Super Tuesday…
Hillary – The Clinton Campaign needs to win and win BIG. This means taking at least 8 or 9 of the 11 states and with significant numbers.
The longer this primary race continues the weaker Hillary Clinton will grow due to multiple factors; her inability to inspire progressives and independents, her falling national popularity, her email scandal, constant character attacks from the GOP ….etc.
Bernie – The Sanders Campaign needs to win at least 3 of the 11 states and show well in 3 others. The longer Bernie stays in the race as a viable candidate the more the numbers favor him. 24 of the 36 remaining States after Super Tuesday are favorable to Bernie Sanders. And all polls point to his popularity growing as Clinton’s dwindles.
What Super Tuesday boils down to is whether it turns into a rout or if the Sanders campaign can give a decent enough account of itself that they can survive to fight another day. Every day they grow stronger while Clinton grows weaker.