Knives Out In Philly

PHILADELPHIA — Deeply divided Democrats spent the first day of their unruly convention here desperately trying to reassure everyone that their fractured, out-of-touch party is united heading into the November election.

The chaotic convention begins after a hotly contested primary season and as signs emerge that Republican Donald Trump could be cruising to victory in November. Famed statistician Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight said if the election had been held yesterday, Trump would have had a 57.5 percent chance of winning the presidency versus Clinton’s 42.5 percent. According to Silver’s “Now-cast” model, Trump would win the battleground states of Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Trump will also be challenging for his home state of New York. He may not win Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn and Buffalo, but New York’s 58 other counties are up for grabs.

  • Jay Currie

    I liked the Bernie walkout.

    Jill Stein is looking very good indeed. Those Bernie voters have to go somewhere and, having now confirmed that “they was robbed” holding their noses and voting for Hilly is not really an option.

    • Linda1000

      Cross-over votes.

    • V10_Rob

      Hillary exemplifies everything the Bernites are supposedly against. And any of them with any functioning brain cells left has got to be scratching their head at the contradictions and inconsistencies they have to rationalize away if they stop to think about any of it for a moment.

      Eg. the Koch brothers, the supreme crony capitalist princes of darkness, are siding with Clinton against Trump. Wait, what? So either they’re not as evil as we’ve been told, or they are and Trump is doing something right. Ow, my brain.

  • simus1

    “unholy convention” seems more accurate,