As the Nevada vote approaches this Saturday, Hillary switched campaign route to spend the time in Nevada early this week before returning to New York City. It was noted that Bernie Sanders lead was growing after his strong victory in New Hampshire.
The latest CNN/ORC poll shows Clinton at 48 percent in Nevada and Sanders 47 percent. As a response to this closing gap, former President Bill Clinton took up the reins in Fla. and South Carolina for Hillary campaign.
The question is becoming a loud one across the campaign trail. Is the Clinton charm losing its luster? Bill Clinton spoke from his charming and warm engaging manner throughout Florida and South Carolina but the crowds are changing in demographics.
The upcoming challenge in Nevada finds 65 percent of the electorate is white, while South Carolina electorate is only 43 percent. Nevada and South Carolina, however, are moderate and Democratic, so the Clinton firewall may squeak out victories for Clinton.
The nation is showing the Sanders campaign gaining ground when the Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday morning showed Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders at Clinton 44 percent and Sanders 42 percent with 11 percent undecided. That is the key- the undecided voter.
Hillary Clinton made a powerful move yesterday in her campaign. She appeared in Harlem at Manna’s, the self-anointed place for leaders to meet “Best Soul Food Restaurant” in the Village of Harlem. In attendance was Representative Charlie Rangel, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray, Governor Cuomo and his partner, Sandra Lee, former Attorney General Eric Holder. It was a favorite’s power list in Harlem.
Hillary spoke about the situation in Flint, Michigan and made a powerful statement of the problem in America. Clinton told the audience she was committed to fighting Wall Street and no bank was too big to fail but the inequality issue remained in American.
She then quickly covered in two minutes delivered point by point the facts yesterday to civil rights leaders about the black situation in America today. New York Magaine reports her address:
•”We still need to face the painful reality that African-Americans are nearly three times as likely as whites to be denied a mortgage.”
•”Something’s wrong when the median wealth for black families is just a tiny fraction of the median wealth of white families.”
•”Something is wrong when African-American men are far more likely to be stopped and searched by police, charged with crimes, and sentenced to longer prison terms than white men convicted of the same offenses.”
•”Black kids get arrested for petty crimes, but white CEOs get away with fleecing our entire country — there is something wrong.”
•”Just imagine with me for a minute if white kids were 500 percent more likely to die from asthma than black kids — 500 percent.”
•Imagine if a white baby in South Carolina were twice as likely to die before her first birthday than an African-American baby.
•”Imagine the outcry. Imagine the resources that would flood in.”
•”Now, these inequities are wrong, but they’re also immoral. And it’ll be the mission of my presidency to bring them to an end. We have to begin by facing up to the reality of systemic racism.”
Hillary is looking at the demographics of America and at the strength within her arsenal. Bernie Sanders has the optimism of the millennial support. The campaign for both candidates is dependent upon that 11 percent. Will the undecided support Hillary Clinton’s vision of inequality for America?