There’s no question that Donald Trump won big last night in New Hampshire besting John Kasich by greater than a 2:1 margin. New Hampshire could very well be the first domino in Trump winning the GOP nomination.
Yet it must also be noted that Bernie Sanders had a even more triumphant night. Not only did he beat Hillary Clinton by more than 20 points, but he also received nearly 50,000 more votes than Trump. If you combine Trump and Kasich’s numbers, Bernie still beats both of them by nearly 5,000 votes.
Yes, Sanders is their next door neighbor. Fair enough. Let’s remember that Democrats and Republicans can vote in either primary. I wonder how many Republicans in New Hampshire voted for Bernie Sanders yesterday.
Now all of this could very well be but a footnote if Bernie is unable to triumph in Nevada and South Carolina. But let us say for argument’s sake it ends up being Bernie vs. The Donald this November. I believe Bernie would trounce Trump convincingly in New Hampshire and also beat him in the states Obama won in 2012. In which case, say hello to President Sanders.