Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

The Sanders Victory in the New Hampshire Primary

February 19, 2020 --

First, LPR has long been bemused that the Democrats would nominate a candidate who is not a Democrat.  Senator Bernie Sanders continues to list his party affiliation as "Independent," and prides himself in being a democratic socialist (a term Friedrich Hayek taught was an oxymoron).

Following his narrow win in the New Hampshire Democratic primary, Sen. Sanders seems to been seen, by some observers, as the inevitable 2020 presidential  nominee for the Democratic Party. On the basis of drawing about 75,000 votes out of some 300,000 cast in the February 11 New Hampshire balloting? 

The New Hampshire presidential vote tally in 2020 was: Hillary Clinton, 348,526 and Donald Trump, 345,790. Are we to concede, much less worry about, a Sanders nomination for president on the basis of little more than ten cent of the New Hampshire presidential vote total in 2016? LPR doesn't think so.