While the Democratic National Convention is not scheduled for another two months, front runner Hillary Clinton has all but clinched the nomination in her battle against Bernie Sanders. Though Clinton has over two million more votes than any other candidate from either party, the former Secretary of State was forced to deal with a heckler during her most recent campaign rally.
Clinton on the trail
With the Kentucky primary set for May 17, Clinton took her campaign to the Bluegrass State on Monday. Speaking highly of former Democratic Gov Steve Beshear, Clinton accused the current Republican governor, Matt Bevin, of reversing the progress. As Clinton continued, she was interrupted by a screaming protester, as reported Politico on May 16.
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The exact words of the protester were not captured clear enough on the video stream, but it was audible enough to know that they were not a fan of the former First Lady. “You are entitled to your opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts,” Clinton said, while pointing to the protester. “I have no problem with people expressing themselves,” Clinton continued, saying, “I wish you would get the facts.” Writing off the protester’s complaints as “Republican propaganda,” Clinton would go on to continued her speech, ripping apart Bevin’s policies in the process.
In addition to dealing with a heckler, Clinton acted out how she believed Donald Trump will perform in a future debate. Clinton’s mocking of Trump drew laughter from the crowd as she tore into the former host of “The Apprentice.”[embedded content]
Clinton currently has 1,176 pledged delegates, compared to Sanders and his 1,433. While margin might not appear like a runaway lead for Clinton, her advantage in Superdelegates is the game changer. As of press time, 524 Superdelegates are expected to go her way by the time of the convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this July, compared to only 40 for the senator from Vermont.
If Clinton becomes the Democratic nominee, she’s expected to do well in a general election against the presumptive Republican nominee. According to Real Clear Politics most recent rolling average, Clinton leads the billionaire real estate mogul in hypothetical election polls, but the lead has started to narrow since the start of the month.