Bill Press nailed it squarely on the head.
Bernie Sanders was the big winner in Alaska, Hawaii and Washington state on March 26, but you could sum up the media coverage in one sentence: “Bernie Sanders won three states on Saturday but he didn’t make a dent in Hillary Clinton’s lead among delegates.”
Wrong, wrong, wrong. When will the lame-stream media stop merely regurgitating spin from the Clinton campaign and start doing its job?
The truth is, there’s something profoundly significant happening in the Democratic primary — one might even say there’s a “political revolution” underway — and most political reporters are missing it entirely.
Have you noticed? All they talk about is “the math.” You know the drill. We hear it over and over: It’s mathematically impossible for Sanders to catch up. Clinton has an insurmountable lead. He can never win by big enough margins to make a difference. Even if he gets close, superdelegates will deny him the nomination. So he might as well just get out of the way and let Clinton start to focus on November.
There’s only one thing wrong with that theory: Sanders keeps winning, and Clinton keeps losing.
Why? Because politics is about a lot more than math. It’s also about message, ideas and policies. It’s also about excitement, enthusiasm and energy. And, no doubt about it, the ideas and message that are generating all the excitement, enthusiasm and energy at this moment in the primary are with Bernie Sanders.0