Hilary Clinton gains momentum

Hilary Clinton gains momentum

The air of inevitability about Hillary Clinton becoming her party’s nominee for the White House grows every week.

The states in which she beats Bernie Sanders – another handful on Super Tuesday – are just part of the story.

That she has already secured so many of the ‘super delegates’ – the powerful party grandees she has been courting for decades – makes the state-by-state race something of a TV sideshow.

Nobody wants to write off the Sanders challenge – and his wins on Super Tuesday were significant – but when you look at the big picture it is hard to see Mrs Clinton losing.

Her speech in Florida showed she has already moved past attacking her Democrat rival and is focusing on her likely Republican opponent.

“It is clear in this election that the stakes have never been higher. And the rhetoric we’re hearing from the other side has never been lower,” she said as the boos grew.

“Trying to divide America between ‘us and them’ is wrong and we’re not going to let it work.

“We’re all in this together, my friends, and unfortunately too many of those with the most wealth and the most power in this country seem to have forgotten that basic truth about America.”

Mr Sanders believes he has already made the former Secretary of State tack to the left and is confident he can make her go further.

It will be a victory of sorts even if he doesn’t win the nomination.

He treated supporters in Vermont to a rendition of Woody Guthrie’s This Land Is Your Land.

“You know why we are going to win?” he asked them.

“Because our message is resonating and when the people stand together, they will be victorious.”

(READ MORE: http://news.sky.com/story/1651717/clinton-gains-momentum-in-white-house-race)

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