Politics Clinton: I beat Sanders in a ‘landslide’

16:49  12 september  2017
16:49  12 september  2017 Source:   The Hill

Hillary: Bernie's attacks 'paved the way' for Trump

  Hillary: Bernie's attacks 'paved the way' for Trump Excerpts released from Hillary Clinton's upcoming book What Happened, looking at her failed 2016 presidential campaign, shows that the former secretary of State blames her defeat at least partly on her primary rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders. In passages shared on social media, Clinton said that because she and Sanders agreed on most policy issues, the Vermont senator resorted to "innuendo and impugning my character." "His attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump's 'Crooked Hillary' campaign," wrote Clinton.

Delegates might seem like the logical starting point; Clinton beat Sanders by 359 pledged delegates, and 884 delegates overall (counting superdelegates). If Clinton had won by that sort of margin in a general election, we’d call it a landslide ; her margin over Sanders was similar to Dwight D

Hillary Clinton is now expected to be the Democratic Presidential nominee after beating Bernie Sanders in a landslide victory in South Carolina primaries. Via: HuffingtonPost. Sen.

Clinton: I beat Sanders in a ‘landslide’© Provided by The Hill Clinton: I beat Sanders in a ‘landslide’

Hillary Clinton is responding to criticism of her presidential campaign by supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by noting that she beat Sanders in the Democratic primary in a "landslide."

During an interview with NPR on Tuesday, Clinton was asked about her response to those who say she ran in 2016 as a candidate who believed it was her turn to be president.

"Well, I just totally reject that. As you probably would have expected me to say," Clinton said.

"I find this criticism from Sanders supporters to be so off base. He's not even a Democrat."

Clinton clarified her comments were not meant to be a "slam" on Sanders.

Hillary: Bernie's attacks 'paved the way' for Trump

  Hillary: Bernie's attacks 'paved the way' for Trump Excerpts released from Hillary Clinton's upcoming book What Happened, looking at her failed 2016 presidential campaign, shows that the former secretary of State blames her defeat at least partly on her primary rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders. In passages shared on social media, Clinton said that because she and Sanders agreed on most policy issues, the Vermont senator resorted to "innuendo and impugning my character." "His attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump's 'Crooked Hillary' campaign," wrote Clinton.

My point was, and remains, that in order to beat Clinton 70-30 in the caucuses, Sanders had to have received significant support from people who are viewed as “minorities” on the mainland.

Democratic Elites Still Can’t Grasp That Sanders Would Have Won in a Landslide . Liberal elites still have a difficult time grasping this reality, and remain oblivious as to why Clinton couldn’t beat one of the most unpopular presidential candidates in modern history, wasting .2 billion in the process.

"I've been working on behalf of Democrats, to be elected, to be re-elected, for decades. And so yes, I was familiar to broad parts of the electorate, and I'm proud of that," she said during the interview.

"And I did well across the country. I won by four million votes. That's a landslide. I won, really, by March and April."

But even after that point, Clinton said, Sanders kept going and launching attacks against her.

"He and his followers' attacks on me kept getting more and more personal, despite him asking me not to attack him personally," she said.

"And, you know, I really regret that. But now he's got a chance to prove that he's something other than a spoiler. And that is to help other Democrats. And I don't know if he will or not, but I'm hoping he will."

Sanders brushes off Clinton criticism: 'Look forward and not backward'

  Sanders brushes off Clinton criticism: 'Look forward and not backward' "I’ll let the people decide," Sanders says of Clinton's barbs in new book.

Her campaign has said that it is crucial to perform well in the Granite State, especially following the near-tie in Iowa, where Clinton only beat Sanders by .2 "So I hope we keep it on the issues, because hey, if it's about our records I 'm going to win by the landslide on Tuesday," Clinton said.

"Hillary Clinton has a fairly significant delegate lead, and Bernie Sanders would have to win landslide after landslide starting in New York to change that math," Axelrod, a former senior Clinton leads Sanders in pledged delegates, 1,289 to 1,038, according to The Associated Press delegate tracker.

In this April 6, 2017 file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the Women in the World Summit in New York.© AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File In this April 6, 2017 file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the Women in the World Summit in New York.

In the 2016 Democratic primaries, Clinton received nearly 17 million votes, beating Sanders, who had 13.2 million.

In her new book, "What Happened," Clinton put blame on Sanders for doing "lasting damage" to her campaign and "paving the way" for President Trump's attacks against her as "Crooked Hillary."

Bernie Sanders on Supporters Not Voting for Clinton: 'No Kidding!' .
Sen. Bernie Sanders chalked up the fact that some of his supporters during 2016's Democratic primary eventually voted for Trump to "the nature of politics.""People say not everybody who voted for Bernie ended up voting for Hillary, no kidding!" Sanders said on "Meet The Press.

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