Due to the changing political climate, and the rapidly rising enthusiasm for a new type of political candidate (Sanders) and a campaign based on honesty, public participation, and serving the common good (the Sanders campaign) I think it's time to start a discussion that focuses solely on our man Bernie. There's a lot to talk about and soon there's going to be a lot more. Let me be specific. The purpose of this thread to discuss all things Sanders. Bernie doesn't smear other candidates, so we're not going to either. Of course we can and should intelligently and respectfully contrast his political stances with others. Most importantly, I'd like to hear people's thoughts regarding Bernie's chances of success. Fact 1. Bernie has won the last seven contests by over 69%. Fact 2. The democratic primaries and caucuses were designed to let the southern states vote first, so as to ensure that grassroots movements die. Fact 3. This grassroots movement hasn't died. In addition to fact 1, Hillary is now spending more money and time in NY, a state which she initially thought she had. Am I correct in saying these things? I think a lot of us are rightfully excited. Even the most hopeful of us (such as myself) don't expect him to win till June 7, so we're going to be biting our nails till then. What are people's thoughts on Wisconsin? I'm predicting he's going to win by over 69%.