Bernie Sanders can actually claim some momentum as the nation turns its election-bleary eyes to Florida for the next few days.
Sanders’ win in Michigan over Hillary Clinton was a big upset, and put a little more bounce in his step.
Sanders’ problem is he still trails Clinton by a mile in delegates. And Clinton has a lot of upcoming states in her favor.
While Sanders’ victory in Michigan was an upset, it shouldn’t be all that shocking when you consider all the colleges and universities in Michigan. Sanders does well with college students, and when you have huge campuses like Michigan and Michigan State, as well as other smaller schools, Sanders figured to pick up a lot of support.
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But give him credit. He’s getting people out to vote.
He and Clinton have debated issues, rather than going after each other personally, like Republicans have been doing.
Whether you favor Sanders or Clinton, you can at least hear what they say about big issues.
The two of them have a big debate tonight (Wednesday) at Miami Dade College. It’s the only presidential debate to be hosted solely by a Spanish language network, Univision.
Clinton has a big lead in Florida, but she had a big lead in Michigan. So tonight’s debate is important for both candidates.
No matter what happens, give Sanders credit.
Very few people thought the Vermont senator would give Clinton a good fight. He’s done just that.
Gary Stein is a member of the Sun Sentinel editorial board. Readers may send him email at firstname.lastname@example.org.