Republican presidential candidates are gobbling up all the attention these days.
Have you noticed what’s happening in the “other” party’s presidential race? The once-unstoppable Hillary Rodham Clinton is looking, well, a bit stoppable these days.
Polling data suggest that Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who’s running in the Democratic Party primary against Clinton, has closed a lot of the once-huge gap between the two of them.
He trails Clinton now by just 9 points in New Hampshire, according to new data.
OK, it’s fair to ask: Is that a home-boy advantage for Sanders, given that he hails from next-door Vermont?
His crowds are huge. The excitement appears to be real. He’s speaking to the Everyman among us, railing against wage equality and declaring — without equivocation — that he opposed the Iraq War authorization from the get-go, unlike Clinton, who approved it.
It’s still a significant stretch to believe that Sanders is going to be nominated next summer at the Democratic National Convention. Two others also are running to the left of HRC — former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee.
Democrats aren’t likely to actually nominate an avowed socialist whose major campaign platform plank has been to call for massive redistribution of wealth.
Actually, of the three men running against Clinton, I find Chafee to be the most interesting, given that he once was a Republican.
But those gentlemen are far behind the two Democratic frontrunners.
How strange it seems to be talking today about Sen. Sanders as someone with at least a shot at derailing the Clinton Express.
Now, let’s all turn our attention back to those crazy Republicans … shall we?