H.A Goodman, a columnist at the Huffington Post whose work has also been published by the Jerusalem Post and Salon, predicts that Sen. Bernie Sanders will take the presidential oath of office on January 20, 2017 having vanquished first Hillary Clinton and then whatever also-ran the GOP musters to face him. Goodman, talking on the Thom Hartmann show (and elsewhere), cites lots of statistics that make Sanders appear to be a sturdy, if still stealth, contender: 2.3 million individual contributions, a swift rise in support from 5.3% to more than 30% among primary voters, giant crowds and a larger fundraising effort than any GOP candidate. He equates Hillary Clinton’s putative lead over Sanders with her lead over Barack Obama at this juncture eight years ago — that is, Goodman thinks it’s built on sand.
Goodman is not just a political commentator, but a fantasy novelist — a role Clinton supporters hope he’s indulging a bit with his Sanders predictions. In Goodman’s Logic Of Demons series, whose title might accurately describe how Goodman sees the GOP and Clinton strategies, his most recent book is called Breaking The Devil’s Heart, which is exactly what he thinks Bernie Sanders is capable of doing.