The latest round of polling shows Bernie Sanders pulling away from the field with a 12-point lead, causing a rival campaign to worry that on Super Tuesday, “Sanders could build an insurmountable delegate lead.” And 538 now has Sanders as the favorite in the race, with an open convention in second place.

My only regret is that I didn’t buy popcorn futures when prices were still low. I think that any of the Democratic candidates will lose to Trump, but if Sanders gets the nomination it could be especially damaging to the Democratic Party. The socialist wing of the party (which soon may be the only wing left) will be emboldened by its takeover, while at the same time embittered by Bernie’s loss, which the Bros inevitably will blame on inadequate support from Democratic “moderates.” Which will lead them to try to drum the “moderates” out of the party. Thus will the Democratic Party make its appeal more selective.

That is the scenario I am rooting for, anyway.

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