Where is all this headed? Inquiring minds would like to know. Tentacles of the agitprop machine keep conducting polls along the lines of voting for “the one representing your views, or the one most likely to win?” – this is infantilization of voters: get them confused by inviting everyone to be an amateur future-forecasting pundit. As confused as possible. It’s new evox-populi wine in the old shoe of the traditional infantile strategy: treating the voting booth like a slot machine where you get some psychological reward for picking the winner.
Does it work? OMG, USAmericans would have to be unbelievably dimwitted to fall for the exact same electoral song and dance, decade after decade. Wouldn’t that be just awful?
Okay, I’ll break the unbearable suspense for young folks: yes, this hackneyed old idiotic crap will keep working just fine for many voters. That’s why you see absurdities like Bloomberg (or, for that matter, poor clueless old Joe). Here in CA, we’re subject to constant ads about how black folks all love billionaires. Laughably to the ears of Bernie voters, but credibly enough for the ordinary idiot to peel off some votes from everyone else.
I don’t think Bloomberg has a chance of getting more delegates than Bernie. All the non-Bernies will fight over the 60% or so left over, right up to the convention, which (imho) Bernie will not have enough delegates to claim on the first ballot. The question before us is whom the DNC will choose at that point. I don’t at all appreciate that Bernie has said he’ll support the candidate (implicitly no matter what), as this promise deprives his voters of any leverage at that pivotal juncture.