John Bachtell is the National Chair of the Communist Party. In this article, he provides an up-to-date look at where things stand in the 2016 elections and offers important insights on strategic thinking for the broad democratic left.
So far, the 2016 elections have been anything but predictable. On the Democratic side, the primary battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders has remained competitive from the Iowa Caucuses right into the spring, with the Sanders campaign beating all expectations. On the GOP side, our nation faces a serious threat to democracy, most clearly represented by the candidacy of Donald Trump.