Capehart: To Have Any Chance of Beating Trump, Clinton Has to Get the Base Out
CAPEHART: "Talk about a fastball there. Look, senator Sanders, depending on what happens tonight, senator Sanders, we have to admit and agree, has made Hillary Clinton a better candidate. She always gets better when she is challenged, when she is pushed into a corner and forced to fight. And one of the complaints about her campaign early on among Democrats was that it’s a coronation. She is acting like she deserves this position. Senator Sanders — excuse me — or better or for worse, forced her to fight for every single vote. What she did in South Carolina was truly, truly incredible. But the one thing and I’m actually working on this now and hopefully will write it and get it out later today, is that, even though she had that massive victory over senator Sanders in South Carolina, vote totals are down among Democrats from 2008 to just last Saturday. The number of Democrats voting is down. And so we have seen that from state after state after state. Iowa, New Hampshire, compared to Republicans where the number of Republicans voting over 2008 are going through the roof. And so, if Hillary Clinton has any hope or chance, if she is the nominee and if Donald Trump is the nominee, she has got to get the Democratic Party base out to vote for her in November, again, if she is the nominee."