"I do think she's sympathetic to their concerns. I think she is politically aware that they're an important constituency. I just think the hard part for her is that within the new Democratic coalition, these people just don't have a high priority," said Lara Brown, a political science professor at George Washington University.
"He's making a really salacious argument: He's behind by about 3 million votes, he's still about 300 pledged delegates behind, and so I don't really understand why he's arguing he should be winning," said Lara Brown, a political science professor at George Washington University who studies the evolution of political parties. "There's no part of his argument that can really hold up to scrutiny. It holds up to the kind of place we are in right now, where people are irrationally angry about a system they don't actually understand — and haven't taken the time to learn."