President Trump and the rest of the political world are digesting the results out of Iowa and New Hampshire.
There is one message that became clear once all the votes were counted.
And Fox News made this projection about the 2020 race. You won’t believe what it was.
Bernie Sanders won the most votes in the Iowa Caucus and emerged victorious in the New Hampshire primary.
Sanders also overtook former frontrunner Joe Biden for the lead in national polls of Democrat voters and Sanders continues to outpace the rest of the field in terms of fundraising.
All these factors add up to the unmistakable conclusion that Bernie Sanders is the Democrat Party frontrunner for President.
That worried Fox News host Laura Ingraham.
Ingraham claimed that Sanders’ ascent in this race reminded her of Donald Trump’s rise in 2016.
After the Iowa Caucus, Amy Klobuchar, Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg all began attacking each other to try and establish themselves as the alternative to Bernie Sanders.
But the end result of this strategy is that Sanders proceeded into the New Hampshire primary unscathed.
Ingraham compared this to how Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and other establishment candidates all fought to be the anti-Trump candidate and watched helplessly as Donald Trump racked up win after win.
“Remember, Jeb Bush got stomped in Iowa and New Hampshire. He was the classic establishment candidate. He had all the money, about $150 million. Then he went down to South Carolina. He even brought his brother George W, former two—term president. And he still couldn’t win. And just like Biden is now, Jeb was the establishment. He had tons of money but once he started getting into trouble, what happened?” Ingraham continued. “He began attacking not Donald Trump so much, but Marco Rubio, the only other threat among the then establishment candidates. So for you moderates, it will either be Bloomberg, Mayor Pete, or Klobuchar. You need to pick one at this point, it’s not going to be Biden. If you want to beat Sanders… you have to form a coalition now.”
Ingraham cautioned that if Sanders kept winning primaries, the Democrat establishment would wake up and be powerless to stop Sanders from clinching the nomination.
“The Trump juggernaut passed South Carolina kept rolling along and then it was too late. The same will happen with Bernie. He’ll become the juggernaut. The new anti-establishment juggernaut of the Democrat party,” Ingraham continued.
But there are some areas where Ingraham’s comparison to Trump falls short.
President Trump inspired massive GOP turnout.
By contrast, Sanders is not bringing new voters to the polls.
A movement candidate needs to sell to the voters that they are actually building a movement.
That was clear in Trump’s case.
The low turnout numbers in Iowa and New Hampshire also make it clear that Bernie Sanders is not building a movement.
President Trump also won his races with a larger share of the vote that grew as the primaries progressed.
Bernie Sanders keeps bumping his head against his 25 percent of the vote ceiling which allows other candidates to remain in the race since Sanders cannot grow his coalition.
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