Larry Wines: To expect Bernie’s legions to capitulate isn’t a matter of abandoning their candidate. It’s antithetical to their vision, their hope, their world view and philosophy.
Stephen Fox: Although it is concealed in campaign rhetoric thus far, in my opinion, Clinton is far more of a hawk than even George Bush II was.
John M. Bachar, Jr.: Since it is well known from sampling independent voters in many states, including New York, that 72% favor Sanders, it follows that 0.86 x 3,200,000 x 0.72 = 1,981,440 votes would accrued to Sanders
John Peeler: Clinton has built this victory on overwhelming majorities in New York City and its near suburbs, while Sanders has done best across most rural, upstate counties.
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).
Mark Naison: As I look at the American social and economic landscape today—with its huge concentration of wealth at the top, its swollen prison population and its shrinking middle class—I cannot help but see the influence of Bill Clinton.
Seth Abramson: Would middle-class voters considering voting for Hillary Clinton in New York on Tuesday take kindly to the idea that the Great Recession was equally their own and Goldman Sachs’ fault? How would that play in the Bronx?
Jack Rothman: Hillary Clinton indicated her strong support for the New Enriched Math Program of the Democratic Party, by which Bernie Sanders loses delegates with each of his primary victories.
Natalie Davis: any of our money going to a candidate who does not represent us is money better spent on promoting our issues rather than those of an establishment party to which we do not belong.
Michael Haas: In the United States today, a new constitution and a coup seem unlikely, but voters are energized enough about immobilism that they appear to want to “shake things up” by electing someone unconventional.
Seth Abramson: John Kasich hasn’t lost a single head-to-head poll to Hillary Clinton in 2016, is broadly if imperfectly acceptable to both Party elites and movement conservatives, and is far and away the most accomplished Republican primary candidate left.
Seth Abramson: In short, the Clinton campaign is in the midst of an historic collapse — much of it due to the unraveling of support for Clinton among nonwhite voters — and the national media has yet to take any notice.
Tom Hayden: Bernie’s hope is to light a fire in those big states, giving him increased momentum, and pushing Hillary’s super-delegates to reconsider their positions by the convention in Philadelphia.