A CNN contributor and former Obama adviser says that the Democratic Party is waging a “full-on rebellion” against Hillary Clinton and her campaign. He also said that he believes Bernie Sanders will win the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries.
Van Jones revealed these shocking statements in an interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on the “New Day” program:
“There is a full-on rebellion at the grassroots level of the Democratic Party. MoveOn.org, our biggest progressive organization, endorsed Bernie Sanders last night. Overwhelmingly, 67 percent.”
But Jones is urging caution, pointing out that Bill Clinton also lost both New Hampshire and Iowa while running for president in 1992, but went on to win the White House.
With Sanders’ popularity rising, the Clinton campaign went on the warpath against the senator from Vermont. Chelsea Clinton made a statement that Sanders would not only dismantle Medicare and Medicaid, but “strip millions of people of their health insurance” through his support of single-payer health care, according to the Huffington Post.
Jones said these type of attacks have backfired and are fueling the rebellion:
“If your main problem with the base is that you are not authentic, don’t waste Chelsea Clinton on an inauthentic attack! It’s not that Hillary Clinton’s going to lose, Bernie Sanders is likely now to win both Iowa and New Hampshire because the base is getting frustrated with the Clinton campaign.”
The drumbeat of bad news continues for Hillary Clinton. A year ago, conventional wisdom said that she had a clear path to the Democratic nomination for president. Now it looks like her chances of winning are significantly less, maybe even 50/50.
Hillary isn’t as smooth or charismatic as Bill was back in his day and many Democratic voters don’t want to see another Clinton in office. Her campaign seems to be going in a downward spiral and we aren’t sure there’s anything she can do about it.
Do you think Hillary can pull out the Democratic nomination in spite of this bad news, or will we see a repeat of 2008?