A bird landed on Bernie Sanders’ campaign podium. Then quicker than a scream destroyed the last Vermonter’s chance of being president, the most leftist elected official in Washington swept three western states by incredibly large margins and now trails war-supporting, Wall Street Democrat Hillary Clinton by only 268 delegates.
It’s all of a sudden a legit barn-burner for the heart and soul of the Democratic Party that either side can win.
Clinton and the status quo Democrats still have a solid lead. But Bernie’s political revolution, the fruits of seed planted by Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter, enjoy all the momentum. And momentum is the most valuable commodity in politics – more valuable than maybe even money, as the 2016 primary season seems to be proving.
Hillary’s delegate advantage is like a nine point lead with two minutes to play in college basketball. It sounds a lot safer than it really is. If Bernie can win New York, which is totally possible, it’s a one possession game – and Bernie gets the last look at the basket. Meanwhile, Camp Clinton is attacking Donald Trump as if they’ve already reached the finals. This is a textbook scenario for a March Madness upset of epic proportions, even if it the results aren’t final until April, May or even June.
And what better than a little bird on a podium in Portland, Oregon to serve as the key play in the game when the momentum shifted from the hands of the conservative wing of the Democratic Party back to the progressives.