Hillary’s dominating in the non-African American working class votes. There is no question about that. People can call it racism, but I think the hook in Shakira’s song above is a more accurate reason why. (Yeah, you’re going to have to do some translation.)
Here’s the deal: Hillary’s road map to the nomination hasn’t changed since late February. Her strategy then was to win the big important swing states, keep the pledged delegate count close and win the popular vote. She’s done all that if we respect the will of FL and MI voters. In fact, since the beginning of March, Hillary has netted a few hundred thousand votes over Obama. She will probably increase that number when all the states have a chance to vote. The super delegates are going to have to decide if the winner of the most votes will be deliberately denied the nomination. Rules may be rules, but when Obama can net 5 delegates in Alaska with participation of less than 9,000 voters and Hillary only nets four in TX despite a margin of 100,000 votes it becomes difficult to justify the rules being fair. Also, when three out of three states that have had both primaries and caucuses show that the caucuses are not representative, a delegate lead based on caucuses becomes highly dubious.
Bottom line: I’m still sticking with Hillary. She will win the popular vote and she’s in a strong position to win the nomination. The effort to declare Obama the winner by the media and some in the Democratic “leadership” looks like an effort to suppress voter turnout–why vote if the race is over? We can’t let them do that. Make calls and/or pitch in a few bucks.