Big Iowa score for Sanders

Submitted by Matthew on 4 February, 2016 - 10:45 Author: Gerry Bates

Hillary Clinton had a tiny majority in the Iowa caucus vote for the Democratic presidential nomination on 1 February, but morally the winner was socialist Bernie Sanders.

According to entrance polls, Sanders got 86% of the Democratic vote in the 17-24 age group, 81% in 25-29, and 65% in 30-39. Clinton relied on older voters.

One Democrat voter, housepainter John Dallas, told journalists: “I’m also a socialist. I mean, how’s that capitalism working out in the United States? It’s fine for the top one-tenth of one per cent, but the other 90 per cent of us aren’t doing so well”.

The US International Socialist Organization comments: “Sanders’ showing in a ‘heartland’ state against overwhelming odds is further evidence of the massive discontent with the political status quo in the US — and proof that the myth of America as an essentially right-wing society is just that: a myth”.

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