Robert Borosage: Sanders will push to have the platform lay out a bold populist critique of our corrupted politics and our rigged economy.
Robert Borosage: As movement builder, he has every reason to stay in the race. He’s still drawing stunning crowds. He’s still energizing a new generation. He has a responsibility to take his message across the country, to educate and proselytize.
Robert Borosage: Sanders is speaking to real pain in the country. He is rousing young voters, showing them that there is an alternative, that America is not limited to a choice between unbridled and increasingly unhinged reaction and incremental politics as usual. Bernie Wins Oregon
Robert Borosage: The record 74 months of private sector jobs growth has only begun to make labor scarce enough to give workers bargaining power to lift wages.
Robert Borosage: Indiana shows that the Sanders campaign still has juice. Eleven primary contests remain; millions of voters have yet to vote, Sanders is still drawing big crowds, driving the debate and, as Indiana showed, can still win primaries and pick up delegates.
Robert Borosage: Clinton surrogates fret about the threat posed by Trump, urging Sanders to stop challenging the former secretary of state. But, in reality, Caligula’s ass could beat Trump in the fall.
Robert Borosage: When Sanders questions Clinton about her funding from Wall Street, she charges Sanders with making “false character attacks.” But the influence of campaign contributions isn’t about character, it is about association, gratitude and access.
Robert Borosage: Clinton won last night, but she has become increasingly unpopular with voters. Her negatives now outweigh her positives by a stunning 24 percent points; only Donald Trump fares worse (minus 41 percent).
Robert Borosage: Contrary to the hand wringing of pundits, it isn’t the personal distemper that will make unity difficult in the fall. It is significant differences on policy, direction and strategy.
Robert Borosage: Wisconsin voters reflected the attitudes that have largely defined this race. Those most concerned about honesty and trustworthiness or a candidate who cares about “people like me” went for Sanders.
Robert Borosage: We experienced jobs growth in retail trade, construction and health care, but lost manufacturing jobs again last month (down 29,000). The economy keeps getting better, but most Americans don’t experience it.
Robert Borosage: What’s troublesome for Clinton is that she’s getting less popular as the campaign goes on. She’s now viewed unfavorably by over 50 percent of registered voters, the highest negatives – other than Donald Trump – since 1984 when they began asking the question. Sanders Soars
Robert Borsage: The press will discount his victories as expected and his delegate gains as insufficient, but what’s clear is that Sanders continues to generate growing excitement and support on the trail. Bernie Wins Big