Brent Budowsky: Numerous polls suggest Trump’s politics of perpetual insults have created negative ratings so high among general election voters that both Clinton and Sanders could defeat him by epic landslide margins.
Murray Polner: Bernie’s now-familiar answer is that Washington has become so corrupted by money, patronage, and special interest groups that no serious reforms can be made unless people rise up as they did in the civil rights, gay and women’s movements and say, Enough!
Robert Reich: Bernie Sanders is the most qualified candidate to create the political system we should have, because he’s leading a political movement for change.
Ted Vaill: There is little chance that Michael Bloomberg, after spending his billion dollars, would become President of the United States, but he could end up causing the election of someone he does not want elected.
Walter Brasch: The Tea Party darling may have endorsed Trump not because of any ideological similarities, as both proclaimed, but because she needs media exposure.
Joseph Palermo: Krugman grossly underestimates the power of a committed citizenry to make social change and fails to see that the United States is a different country today than when calls for a more “centrist” politics made any sense.
Peter Dreier: Is he simply using that old tactic called “red-baiting” to try to make Sanders look like an extremist so that Hillary Clinton comes off as a moderate liberal?
Mimi Kennedy: No wonder the media doesn’t cover track conditions in any given race—they’re too damn hard to find out. But by not factoring them into the odds, we the people can be played for chumps.
Jim Hightower: Bernie’s authenticity and straight talk have mocked the cynicism of the “wise ones” and shocked the self-assured Clintonites.
Ernest Canning: Bernie Sanders calls for a fundamental “transformation” of what former President Jimmy Carter described as an “oligarchy with unlimited political bribery” into a vibrant democracy.
Robert Reich: Democrats have done nothing to change the vicious cycle of wealth and power that has rigged the economy for the benefit of those at the top, and undermined the working class. In some respects, Democrats have been complicit in it.
Tom Hastings: Ted Cruz wants to be a war criminal. I wish him luck. I hope he has a nice run for Grand Dragon of the Free Willies Republic of Texas.
John Peeler: While the Republicans’ hot gases under pressure are producing an ever-stronger right-wing essence, the Democrats are busy slicing and dicing diverse electoral delectables, hoping to combine them into a savory, long-lasting stew that will feed them for years to come.