The trouncing of Bernie Sanders came, unexpectedly, from New England, where wealthy, white and liberal Massachusetts chose by a narrow majority Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee. So did, by wide margins, voters in the Deep South.
Blacks in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Arkansas went for Clinton overwhelmingly. Not only that, but in Texas, where 30 percent of the electorate is Latino, the results were just as resounding for Clinton. She brought home 65 percent of the votes there.
By the end of Super Tuesday, Sanders had turned from aspiring president to symbolic candidate. But his flag is still flying, as the old socialist not only won four of the 11 states that held their primary election Tuesday but also 340 delegates (Clinton won 504). Plus, his campaign coffers are still full. In February alone, he raked in $42 million.
It’s not over. His fans remain in the hundreds of thousands, perhaps willing to donate a few dollars a week. And on Saturday, the voting will move to white Nebraska, followed on Tuesday by Michigan, the heart of the American working class. Sanders will likely give his opponent a hard time.