How Far Left Has the Dem Base Gone?

On Saturday night in Nevada, Hillary Clinton restored some order to the Democratic presidential race. Though polls were indicating that the contest with Bernie Sanders might be a tossup after Clinton lost a big lead in recent months, the former secretary of state won the caucus easily 53 to 47 percent. Granted, the turnout was minuscule even for a caucus state with less than 12,000 people showing up to vote. That doesn’t say much for the process or the party, but the main thing is that Clinton avoided another upset at the hands of the 74-year-old Vermont socialist. With what is anticipated to be an easy victory in South Carolina coming up this weekend, the sense of panic among the Democratic Party establishment about Clinton losing a the nomination to what is essentially a protest candidate has abated.