Stealth vs. Wealth: Donald Trump drew the most media attention this week, but a far more stealth candidate working way on the other side of the aisle had a quietly important week. Bernie Sanders really is running for president, not just trying to Ralph Nader some attention to left-loving causes like financial fairness, public safety, environmental responsibility and government accountability. And apparently these things are resonating with a growing number of Sanders believers.
Estimates have Sanders hitting the $10 million mark in campaign donations by June’s end, mostly from small donations averaging $40. And a Suffolk University poll has Sanders trailing presumptive candidate and Usain Bolt-like front runner Hillary Clinton by just 10 points in New Hampshire, closing the gap significantly in a poll that saw 7 points go to Joe Biden, who isn’t running. Sanders could collect those Biden votes and make New Hampshire nearly a dead heat. And then on Friday, the group called READY FOR WARREN — supporters of a Elizabeth Warren candidacy that isn’t happening — switched its advocacy to Bernie Sanders.