The ample crowds and unexpectedly strong showing garnered by Senator Bernie Sanders are setting off worry among advisers and allies of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who believe the Vermont senator could overtake her in Iowa polls by the fall and even defeat her in the nation’s first nominating contest there.
The enthusiasm that Mr. Sanders has generated — including a rally attended by 2,500 people in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Friday — has called into question Mrs. Clinton’s early strategy of focusing on a listening tour of small groups and wooing big donors in private settings. In May, Mrs. Clinton led with 60 percent support to Mr. Sanders’s 15 percent in a Quinnipiac poll. Last week the same poll showed Mrs. Clinton at 52 percent to Mr. Sanders’s 33 percent.
“We are worried about him, sure. He will be a serious force for the campaign, and I don’t think that will diminish,” Jennifer Palmieri, the Clinton campaign’s communications director, said Monday in an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
As I’ve said, this country is tired of establishment retreads. So all Bernie has to do is be himself, with his mad scientist hair and his gruff demeanor. Hillary Clinton’s focus-grouped persona won’t know what to do.
This is what Hillary Clinton looks like to someone who inhabits the Holodeck:
And this what she looks like to someone who inhabits reality:
Can’t you see the demons wrapped around her brain stem? She’s an avatar.
She belongs in prison.
I am America’s Senior Comedian. Thank you for your kind attention in this matter.