I'm not just confident, I'm sure of it.
1. The Republican Party is a national zombie. They remain potent and dangerous enough to control Congress in most localities.
2. After the Democrats nominate Clinton, Sanders will run as a progressive Democrat. The split I've seen coming is happening now.
3. The election will be Clinton vs, Sanders.
Hillary, liike all Candidates in both parties except 1, has secured her financial backing first. Now she's running the usual gamut of focus groups, brainstorming sessions with platoons of advisors, desperately looking for a line or two she can use to sell herself to regular working people.
Sanders has bypassed step one, and makes his appeals to regular working people DIRECTLY.
The Oligarchy is already doing everything it can 2 discredit him. It won't work.
Mike Taibbi has written an uncharacteristically short appreciation of Sen Sanders at
It's great. Go read it now.