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This Is Songwriting: James Taylor, "Enough to Be on Your Way"

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ericblair2/06/2020 9:06:43 am PST

re: #337 calochortus

We’re going to split the non-Bernie vote. Sigh.

If there is a Bernie and non-Bernie vote, then Bernie loses. The surviving non-Bernies will then pick up more of the delegates when the weaker non-Bernies drop out. Bernie has nowhere near a majority of the votes in the polls, at best a narrow plurality, and Democratic primaries are not winner-take-all.

It will be clearer whether there are real Bernie and non-Bernie blocks from analyzing the Iowa results and seeing how second choices fall. I’m guessing these blocks do exist, since his campaign has spent its energy attacking and antagonizing non-Bernie voters and candidates instead of building bridges.