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Wanna Beat Sanders? Hope He Wins South Carolina

Fellow Adam Goodman explores the repercussions of a Sanders win in South Carolina primary vote, via an op-ed in The Hill.

If you are former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, or former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, or Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn), you should be quietly rooting for a one-time-never-to-be-repeated-again event: a Bernie Sanders win in South Carolina Saturday. It is arguably, and soon mathematically, their only chance to win elsewhere.

Prevail here, and Sen. Sanders (I-Vt.) will turn former Vice President Joe Biden’s political “firewall” into a five-alarm conflagration incinerating any prospect he has left to win. Lose in South Carolina, and this very likable but always gaffe-able public servant will be left with little money, even less credibility and the clear message that voters tired of his message that a return to yesterday is somehow a bold move into tomorrow.

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