Maybe it was the hot sauce. The Clinton restoration got back on track on Tuesday by blasting Bernie Sanders in the New York primary. On the day after Vermont hippie ice cream moguls Ben and Jerry were arrested at a Washington D.C. protest, their Marx addled senator was stymied in his run for the White House. It’s a rare piece of good news for Mrs. Clinton whose battle with Sanders has taken on an increasingly nasty tone – how dare he challenge her entitlement – as she has struggled to beat back the old windbag and his personality cult of devotees.
The New York Times reports on the state’s former U.S. Senator’s win in the article “A Homecoming, and a Triumph, for Hillary Clinton in New York”:
She danced the merengue in Washington Heights. She slammed down a mean game of dominoes in East Harlem.
And in the East Village the day before the New York primary, Hillary Clinton broke her long-held rule of not eating in front of the news media by digging into an ice cream concoction named the Victory.
Mrs. Clinton seemed, for the first time in a rocky and unpredictable Democratic race, relaxed. “That’s what’s so great about being back here now for this primary,” she said at Mikey Likes It Ice Cream, where the owner had named the dessert in her honor. “I get to go to a lot of the places that I love. I get to meet new people and see people I’ve known for a long time.”
Mrs. Clinton has had dramatic highs and crushing lows in her political career and in this campaign. But since she first ran for office 16 years ago, New York has always been the state that loved her back, and on Tuesday it delivered one of her biggest boosts yet toward becoming the first woman to capture the Democratic Party’s nomination for president.
“Today, today, you proved once again, there’s no place like home,” she told a jubilant crowd of more than 2,500 at the Sheraton New York hotel in Midtown after taking the stage to the song “Empire State of Mind” by Alicia Keys and Jay Z.
“In this campaign, we’ve won in every region of the country, from the North to the South to the East to the West,” Mrs. Clinton added. “But this one is personal.”
The Dem’s queen in waiting may have been hoisting drinks with Senator Chuck Schumer and partying at the Sheraton but her big win set off waves jubilation on nearby Wall Street and in particular within the ivory tower of Goldman Sachs. With the Donald Trump’s absolute mauling of tricky Ted Cruz on the GOP side she is now the establishment candidate of choice to keep the big con going and she can be counted on to do exactly that.
Not that Bernie will get the message and simply go away though, what was once a farcical idea that a real live socialist could become a political force in modern America the geezer has been drinking too much of his own Kool Aid to stop now. He seems to fancy himself as a 21st century version of Eugene Debs. The next round of primaries is next Tuesday and all eyes will be on Pennsylvania, if Hillary wins big there then it will be time for Sanders to begin negotiating his terms of surrender.