Nevada

Just a couple of days ago, I issued a carefully-wrought opinion stating that while "it seems unlikely that [Bernie Sanders's] class-first approach would ever appeal to a wide segment of African Americans," I still "see Sanders addressing racial issues more forcefully as a far more likely possibility than [Hillary] Clinton ever truly walking the walk of economic populism." The results are in from Nevada, and Clinton won 76% of the black vote. So reality has not conformed to my clever analysis. (What did Bill Clinton say of Sanders? "When you're making a revolution, you can't be too careful with the facts.")

Still, I think that Sanders is doing the right thing by African Americans and and believe that if he has time to get his message out it could resonate with those voters. But 76% is a lot. If that level of support for Clinton continues to hold, it does not bode well for Sanders.