Bernie Sanders easily won his home state of Vermont Tuesday night, with networks calling the race almost immediately. Sanders emerged to a cheering crowd of supporters, thanked them, and wrapped things up reasonably quickly.
Sanders takes stage about 30 minutes after he wins Vermont. #SuperTuesday
— Ken Thomas (@KThomasDC) March 2, 2016
Why not wait until results for a few more states are declared before delivering your victory speech?
General rule: if you're giving your election night speech during Wheel of Fortune, you probably haven't had a very good night.
— Harry Enten (@ForecasterEnten) March 2, 2016
@ForecasterEnten Maybe he's getting an early bird discount on the venue
— Ben Finfer (@BenFinfer) March 2, 2016
@ForecasterEnten Trying to beat the early bird crowd at the OCB.
— ebihanabi (@ebihanabi) March 2, 2016
@ForecasterEnten but he is grabbing attention while more primaries are still open
— MW San Jose (@geekyfun3141) March 2, 2016
That’s true, and it’s not nearly as strange as Donald Trump scheduling a 9 p.m. press conference as election returns are coming in.
@ForecasterEnten he has to go to sleep. It's almost 8 in Vermont!
— John Thorsson (@john_thorsson) March 2, 2016
For his age, Sanders is what Trump might call “high energy.” What else does he have planned tonight?
Bernie Sanders speaking early tonight – seizing a chance for a victory speech in VT, where he can give one
— Rick Klein (@rickklein) March 2, 2016
Do Bernie’s supporters in this crowd know that he’s losing?
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) March 2, 2016
Telling statement by Sanders? "This campaign is not just about electing a president."
— Susan Page (@SusanPage) March 2, 2016
@SusanPage It is telling I really think he got in it to push Hillary further left. He might feel he's accomplished that.
— bluejoni (@bluejoni) March 2, 2016
@SusanPage When the coach says the game was not just about winning…100% of the time your team lost.
— AJ Townes (@armont11) March 2, 2016
Honest question: Is this the earliest Super Tuesday speech in modern history?
— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) March 2, 2016
@DylanByers probably. His explanation about delegate count might be a sign that they're not performing as well as expected.
— Enrique Acevedo (@Enrique_Acevedo) March 2, 2016
@DylanByers doesn't bode well for the rest of the night …
— Cheryl (@cls273) March 2, 2016
Given the early results tonight, Bernie is looking more than a bit delusional.
— Stuart Rothenberg (@StuPolitics) March 2, 2016
— Emmet O'Neal III (@EONealIII) March 2, 2016
Interesting strategy for Sanders — take the stage immediately after Vermont win, so later losses don't sap the "victory vibe"
— Paul Singer (@singernews) March 2, 2016