It’s an interesting data, but possibly more correlative than conclusive. And yet if Bernie were to become the nominee and these numbers were to carry through, even in part, the results would be fantastically catastrophic on a national scale.
Because the dirty secret of Bernie’s health care plan is that it takes away private health insurance and Medicare, and replaces it with what, despite all his meaningless promises, will be Medicaid at best. How will voters with health insurance react to that development?
Democratic socialist presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders won the most votes in both Iowa and New Hampshire, but has seen support crater in areas with a high proportion of residents on private health insurance.
A Washington Free Beacon analysis of census data and early primary results found that Sanders finished no higher than third and as low as fifth in the three Iowa counties with the highest proportion of privately insured adults. In New Hampshire’s Rockingham County, where 83 percent of adults have private insurance, Sanders lost by 4 points to former South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg and nearly dropped to third behind Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.).
Calling Sanders a socialist is one thing. Socialism is an abstraction. Most Americans don’t like it. But they don’t tend to know what it is either. But when it’s crystalized, the results are a whole other thing. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren both blew up their campaigns when they couldn’t really explain how people would lose their health insurance and still keep their health care.
Bernie hasn’t even tried to pretend that he can square that circle except by promising the moon and then shrugging at the cost.
Working adults in the real world know exactly what that means. The product will cost ten times as much and won’t be delivered.