I am on the ground this week in South Carolina bringing much needed attention to the failing public schools too many of our children are attending.

I’ll also be reporting throughout the week on the Democratic primary race in the state and on the primary election being held this Saturday.

Clear front runner Bernie Sanders seems to be on a path to his adopted Party’s presidential nomination despite the fact the Democrat Establishment is adamantly against him.

Probably the most extreme example is MSNBC’s Chris “tingle up my leg” Matthews. Matthews was exasperated Saturday night over the Democratic Party interloper’s impressive victory in the Nevada Caucus:

“I was reading last night about the fall of France in the summer of 1940. And the general, Reynaud, calls up Churchill and says, ‘It’s over.’ And Churchill says, ‘How can that be? You’ve got the greatest army in Europe. How can it be over? It’s over.”

The proverbial fat lady may not have sung yet but she is definitely warming up her vocal cords. Joe Biden’s supposed firewall here in South Carolina is slowly being eroded by the self described Democratic Socialist.

Biden, who once had a commanding lead here buoyed by strong African American support, has seen his lead shrink dramatically.

A NBC/Marist poll shows Biden with 27 percent support among likely Democratic primary voters while Sanders is garnering 23 percent.

The poll’s margin of error of plus-minus 6 percentage points makes the two geriatric candidates statistically tied.

Although it’s probably too late, Democrats are starting to sound the alarm on their presumptive nominee.

Florida Democratic state Rep. Javier Fernandez, who is running for the state senate, believes Sanders would be a disaster for down ballot Democrat candidates.

“Donald Trump wins Florida if Bernie is our nominee. If Bernie Sanders is atop the ticket, it’s going to make it tougher for all of us to win in Florida. No one really sees Sanders winning Florida and I don’t think his campaign does either.”

Sanders didn’t do himself any favors to assuage those fears at Monday night’s CNN town hall when he doubled down on his praise of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

“We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba but you know, it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad. You know?” There were a lot of folks in Cuba at that point who were illiterate. He formed the literacy brigade. [Castro] went out and they helped people learn to read and write. You know what, I think teaching people to read and write is a good thing.”

The front runner, who is going to pay for his socialist programs by taxing the rich and putting fossil fuel companies out of business, will not have as easy a time in tonight’s debate as he’s had in the previous debates.

By releasing her medical records, Amy Klobuchar is clearly telegraphing what she thinks is Sanders’ Achilles heal.

The seventy eight year old, heart attack suffering Sanders has backtracked and now says he will not be releasing his medical records.

Democratic Party savior and multi billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s campaign admit tonight’s debate may be the last chance to stop Bernie Sanders.

“It’s everyone’s last opportunity to really hold him accountable and really challenge his record. And so we have to take on the front-runner on that stage. And that’s Bernie.”

One of the most ironic things I have found about this campaign is this. Literally for decades, liberals have indoctrinated our school children and college students with the bankrupt political philosophy of liberalism/socialism.

Now, those chickens are coming home to roost. The Democratic Establishment is panicking as these same former students are nominating for president the Democratic Party’s worst nightmare candidate.

Christopher Arps
 

Christopher Arps is a managing partner with the public affairs and communications consulting firm Red Tail Strategies, LLC. He is a national advisory board member for the National Center for Public Policy Research's Project 21. He's the co founder of Move-On-Up.org. President of Americans for Citizen Voting (ACV), a 501c4 dedicated to the belief that only citizens should vote in our local, state and national elections. He's a guest host and contributor on his local conservative radio station (KFTK 97.1) in St. Louis, Mo.

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