Super Tuesday: Clinton’s Biggest Victory Yet

Date: March 04, 2016

Clinton’s triumph could signal the demise of Sanders’ campaign.

Super Tuesday might have just doused the “Bern.”

As Hillary Clinton clinched seven out of the 11 Super Tuesday states, giving her a total of 597 delegates, Bernie Sanders “may have just kissed his nomination goodbye,” according to Fortune. 

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Clinton emitted confidence throughout her victory speech. After she congratulated Sanders on his wins in Vermont, Colorado, Minnesota and Oklahoma, she didn’t mention her democratic rival again. Instead, she looked toward the general election and bashed the Republicans—Donald Trump in particular. 

“America is strong when we’re all strong. We know we’ve got work to do. That work is not to make America great again. America never stopped being great. We have to make America whole,” she said.

Clinton also touched on some of her major campaign platforms: Obamacare and wages.

“The middle class needs a raise and more good jobs—jobs that pay enough for a family to live on, even put a little away for retirement. Jobs that provide dignity and a bright future,” she said.

On healthcare, she once again promised to continue the legacy of Obamacare.

“We now have insured 90 percent of America thanks to President Obama, and now we’ve got to finish the job and get to 100 percent. We have come too far to stop now.” 

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Following the major losses on Super Tuesday, Sanders looks to the Nebraska and Kansas primaries on March 5 to keep his campaign afloat. 

“This campaign is not just about electing a president, it is about transforming America. It is about making our great country the nation that it has the potential to be. It is about dealing with some unpleasant truths that exist in America today and having the guts to confront those truths,” he said at a rally in Vermont. 

However, the senator lags behind Clinton by almost 200 delegates, which excludes Clinton’s massive superdelegate lead. And, as The New York Times wrote, Sanders’ path to victory “is all but blocked.”

“The results Tuesday show that outcome is highly unlikely. There is no progressive majority for a ‘political revolution’ in the Democratic Party,” the Times wrote.

After Super Tuesday, The Economist published an article about the daunting prospect that 2016’s presidential race will be a faceoff between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

*Note: This news coverage does not equate to an endorsement of any candidate by NFIB

photo credit: Marc Nozell

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