In Victory, Magnanimity

My take on today’s events.


Time for Clinton campaign to turn most of its firepower on the Republicans and to help Democrats down-ticket who will really matter in November. Whatever divisions might appear and be artificially magnified on social media, Senator Sanders and almost all of his followers are just as committed to protecting women’s reproductive rights and health reform as the Clintons themselves are.

Oh yeah. Donald Trump won today’s Republican primary in South Carolina. As a result, Jeb Bush dropped out after yet another poor finish. He was not an effective candidate. Someday he will be able to look back and take pride in the simple fact that he was so out of step with an indecent 2016 GOP primary electorate.

What’s wrong with that GOP primary electorate? You tell me.

[Cross-posted at The Reality-Based Community]

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Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is the Helen Ross Professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago.