In my neck of the woods, there was a “tale of two appearances”. Chilly Hilly showed up at an out-of-the-way venue, a small-town high-school auditorium with 1,300 tickets available (and one needed a ticket to get past security at the door). A friend who works for a state senator told me that there were untaken tickets. Bernie showed up at the Washington Avenue Armoury, which can accommodate 4,500… it was open to the public, first come, first served. He had an overflow crowd that spilled over into the small plaza outside and in front of the public library. Did I mention that the Armoury is three loud farts from the State Capitol, and that the rally took place during the state workers’ lunch-hour? MY BAD! Hmm… it looks like Bernie did FAR better than Chilly Hilly did. He won Albany County in the primary… that means that Handy Andy Cuomo and the Albany County Democratic Party machine either didn’t get out the vote or couldn’t get it out. In fact, Hilly did far worse than she did in 2008, when she won every county… she lost all upstate counties except for the counties containing the cities of Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo. Note well that the lapdog corporate media told you none of that.
Fuckery IS afoot. If the Dems nominate Hilly, many people will write in Bernie (I certainly will). In fact, the Republicans WANT Hilly to run… some are her real soulmates… others see her as an easy mark. Either way, it spells B-A-D for the Democratic Party Establishment. Don’t Chilly Hilly and the Establishment understand that Repug Lite is screamingly unpopular? They’ll have to find that out the hard way, I guess…