New audio: Clinton refers to Sanders fans as frustrated, basement-dwellers
Oct 02 2016
35,717 [New Hampshire] independents ... voted in the 2016 Democratic primary but didn't vote in 2008-a good indicator of the type of Sanders backer who might not be compelled by party loyalty to rally behind the woman who beat him for the nomination ...
In July, Clinton and Sanders took the stage together at Portsmouth High School during a "unity rally" as the senator announced his endorsement of the former US secretary of state.
Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, made the comments in February, at a private fundraiser in northern Virginia.
An audio recording of Hillary Clinton appearing to mock millennials and the entire Bernie Sanders movement, has gone viral.
Clinton added that "I think we should all be really understanding of that and we should try to do the best we can not to be, you know, a wet blanket on idealism".
"He's talking about traveling all over the country to help Secretary Clinton", Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs said Friday, adding that Sanders also will help other candidates and discuss ballot issues he cares about. She said her initial doubts about Clinton had mostly do do with her emails scandal. Clinton still holds, on average, a five-point lead over Trump.
"As Hillary Clinton said in those remarks, she wants young people to be idealistic and set big goals".
They represent eight percent of the total expected votes Clinton needs to win the state, a figure that is within the margin of most current polls between Trump and Clinton.
Stumping for Clinton this week, Michelle Obama argued a vote for a third party is really a vote for Donald Trump. But only one said he would vote for Clinton.
Sanders rallied almost 6,000 supporters at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center on January 26.
"Johnson is getting higher support in New Hampshire than he is in a lot of the other states that we are polling", Murray said. They are a demographic that proved key to both of US President Barack Obama's presidential wins. But the enthusiasm that young voters, including many first-time voters, showered on Obama, has not transferred over to Clinton.
For John DeButts, a 21-year-old senior at the University of New Hampshire, Bernie Sanders was a no-brainer.
The Free Beaconreported the clip was "revealed by hackers who breached the email account of a campaign staffer", and took place at a Virginia fundraiser hosted by former USA ambassador Beatrice Welters.
Still, further details are scant, leading some experts to opine the plan was thrown together quickly as an answer to Sanders' proposal.
"There is a strain of, on the one hand, the kind of populist, nationalist, xenophobic, discriminatory kind of approach that we hear too much of from the Republican candidates", Hillary Clinton said.
"You know Bernie's campaign energized so many young people".
"It is absolutely wrong and has undermined your fundamental right to pursue your dreams", she said. Even if Sanders defeated by Clinton, he consistently drew his voters on the promise on make college reasonable, take on Wall Street and close the income gap. "I think they are comparing her now not against the almighty, but against the alternative".
Instead, the discussion focused firmly on economic, social and environmental issues of prime interest to younger voters.
Almost all of them admitted that while they'll vote for Clinton, many of their friends who also supported Sanders are not all on-board with Clinton. A loss would likely do the opposite, resulting in the Democratic Party retreating back to the center more than it already has.