Sanders defeats Clinton, Trump wins in New Hampshire

Manchester: Bernie Sanders has defeated Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary, and Donald Trump also scored his first victory in a triumph of two candidates who have seized on Americans’ anger at the Washington political establishment.

Both outcomes would have been nearly unthinkable not long ago. Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, beat a former secretary of state and first lady once seen as the all-but-certain Democratic nominee.

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While Clinton remains the favorite in the national race for the Democratic nomination, the win by the Vermont senator could be a springboard into a competitive primary campaign.

For Trump, the brash real estate magnate and television personality who has never run for public office, the win was an important rebound after his loss to Texas Sen.

Ted Cruz in last week’s Iowa caucuses, the first nominating contest. Trump has led national polls for months and the New Hampshire victory reinforces his position as front-runner, proving he can win votes and adding credibility to his upstart populist candidacy.

For some Republican leaders, back-to-back victories by Trump and Cruz, an uncompromising conservative, add urgency to the need to coalesce around a more mainstream candidate to challenge them through the primaries.

However, it was unlikely that New Hampshire’s contest would clarify that slice of the field, with Ohio Governor John Kasich, Florida Sen Marco Rubio and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush all locked in a tight race, along with Cruz, behind Trump.

Rubio appeared to be breaking away after a stronger-than-expected showing in Iowa, but he stumbled in Saturday’s debate under intense pressure from Christie. The New Jersey governor has relentlessly cast the young senator as too inexperienced and too reliant on memorized talking points to become president.

At stake yesterday were less than 1 per cent of the delegates who, at party national conventions in July, will choose nominees to succeed President Barack Obama.

But a strong showing in New Hampshire can result in a wave of media coverage, donations and give a candidate momentum ahead of state contests in coming weeks, including the March 1 “Super Tuesday, when 11 states vote.

Nearly half of voters in the Republican primary made up their mind in the past week, according to early exit polls conducted by Edison Research for the Associated Press and the television networks.

Republican voters were more negative about their politicians than Democrats, with about half of Republican voters saying they felt betrayed by party officials.

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  1. According to the CNN report, from 2001 until Mrs. Hillary Clinton emerged as a Presidential candidate, both President Clinton and Hillary Clinton have earned $ 153 million in lecturing making an average fee over $ 200000.00/ speech. 8 speeches to the financial institutions like J.P. Morgan etc paid her $ 1.68 million.

    Did they pay her such an huge amount without expecting anything back in return? Not at all. But Senator Sanders is driving a small five year old GM car and his total asset is around $ 300000.00. He is a Jew, among the leading philanthropist of the U.S., the Jews are ahead of others in big charity service like Mark Zukenbergh at his young age of 31 giving away 99% of his wealth to charity.

    Now take the other Candidate Donald Trump. His open statements have made it clear that he has no mercy towards the poor 11 million illegal aliens; he will treat them like wild goats, also he doesn’t like the Muslims to land in the U.S. But, he would be delighted to have business in the Muslim countries to create more wealth.

    The U.S. capitalism is crashed and the extreme polarization of wealth at the hands of the very few have created a terrible economic imbalance in the nation; thus the prosperity is moving in a downward trend. The middle class is the driving force behind the economic recovery of any nation, it used to be 69% of the U.S. population, now it is only 49%.

  2. The total combined population of Iowa and New Hampshire is about the same as Bengaluru. The results here cannot be taken as indicative of the nation as a whole. These states are also 95% white population, whereas US total is 65% white population. The race has only begun.

    • AS Beef Mathew makes no sense. I wonder why he chose to live in US, not Saudi Arabia or one of those backward countries. – Murudu Rampu

      Hello broddha Rampu,

      WTF are YOU to decide where somebody lives or wants to?

      Now, JUST go back to that last verse and chapter from your Guru – GoalMaaaalakara. Just tell us ALL over again what he ‘prescribes’ for the minorities in India.

  3. “WTF are YOU to decide where somebody lives or wants to?” writes anganawaadi Praveena Pinto.

    Very classy!! Moreover, where did I ‘decide’ where someone lives or wants to? I was only wondering about his choices based on the worldview he expresses in his inferior posts. If I could decide, I would have made you live in doddanna, not in some some remote corner of saudi!! It would have at least addressed your ‘bhagna swapna’ that has essentially left you devastated for the past 20 years!! LOL

    • I would have made you live in doddanna, not in some some remote corner of saudi!!

      Lol! Wasn’t it you who said that I run/(roll some Beedis) Beedi business in M’lore? And now, it is Saudi, eh? I just wish you’d make up your mind and NOT appear so unhinged all the time.

      Prima facie, it looks like you have hit the chillum pretty early! Man, it is only about 1.28 AM or so now (and it is JUST Friday – wherever you are lolling around in all glassy-eyed your ‘bed space’) in some Godforsaken corner of Boddappanna.

      Get well soon ya Rampa. Having ಭಾಂಗ್ ಸ್ವಪ್ನ’s all the time ain’t good. Tell me – to which God should I pray to – for your continual well-being?

      Just name him/her and I promise you that I will send him/her tonnes of prayers – imaginary or otherwise. 🙂

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