Sanders’ Michigan win steals momentum from Clinton campaign

“Super Tuesday Two” proved to be an exciting day for Democratic presidential contenders. Sanders delivered an unexpected blow to Clinton’s momentum, beating her in the delegate-rich state of Michigan even if polls predicted a win for Clinton.

He won 50 percent to Clinton’s 48 percent in that state.

“I just want to take this opportunity to thank the people of Michigan,” said Sanders. “Who kind of repudiated the polls that had us 20-25 points down a few days ago, who repudiated the pundits who said Sanders was not going anywhere.”

Sanders believes the best is yet to come in his campaign as he looks toward the west.

For now, Sanders’ Michigan victory does not put a dent in Clinton’s advantage on Super Tuesday Two. He only bagged 69 delegates compared to Clinton’s 87, thanks to her victory in Mississippi.

She also continues to lead in overall delegates by more than 200.

The former Secretary of State talks about the rivalry between her and Sanders.

“We have our differences which you can see when we debate,” said Clinton. “But I’ll tell you what, those differences pale in comparison to what’s happening on the Republican side.

On the Republican side, frontrunner Donald Trump was the big winner on Super Tuesday Two. His winnings proved the polls were right all along, taking the Republican primaries in Mississippi and Michigan, and the caucus in Hawaii, cementing his overall lead in delegates.

Trump says he will be the last Republican standing, because those who try to attack him fail in the end.

“You could take a look at virtually every single person,” said Trump. “We started off with 17. We’re down to four. Of the four, they’re pretty much all gone, okay?”

His closest rival Ted Cruz won Idaho.

He says the only way to beat Trump is for the GOP to stand together as a party.

“Donald Trump wants us divided,” said Cruz. “If we are divided, he wins the nomination and Hillary becomes president. If we unite, that ain’t going to happen.”

Coming into next week’s Florida and Ohio primaries, polls predict a win for Clinton and Trump.

Trump’s other rivals Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. John Kasich are banking on winning their respective home states of Florida and Ohio.

Advisers for both Rubio and Kasich have warned if they lose in their home states, it would hurt their political futures. Publicly, both are still showing they are contenders in the race.

There have been reports of discussions within their camps of giving up their presidential ambitions before the March 14 primaries, but if both are insistent, they will carry on with their campaigns.

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  • Mario
    9 March 2016 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    $38M of anti-Trump TV Ads were spend by GOP establishment and Wall St., yet Trump won Mississippi, Michigan and Hawaii.The big loser was Romney who campaigned for Kasich on his home state Michigan. Rubio GOP establishment candidate is still hoping to win in Florida, while Kasich now supported by GOP establishment is leading on his home state Ohio.GOP establishment budget to destroy Trump in Florida and Ohio is $139M. Cruz won Idaho, his wife is an executive from Goldman Sach, and Oil Companies from Texas, supported Cruz.On the GOP, Cruz is a good choice,as President, but he will be a puppet of Wall St(Goldman Sach). When Hillary Clinton become President financially nothing changes in America because she is part of the Wall St.crowd, she is Wall Street.Hillary Clinton son in law is an investment broker for Wall Street.Trump does not owed any big investors, nobody could control him, he is spending his own money.That’s why he is hated so much.

  • Kenikeni
    10 March 2016 at 11:57 am - Reply

    I ain’t voting for Sanders!

    • HELLO
      10 March 2016 at 5:37 pm - Reply

      @ Kenikeni, I think you can’t vote in our country of America, because I think you are a illegal person from the Philippines. You sound like a loser so who in the hell cares who you vote for if you can’t vote in America.