And no one saw it coming.

After decisive victories on Super Tuesday, Hillary Clinton was thought to be coasting to the Democratic nomination for president.

She crushed Bernie Sanders across the South and assumed a commanding lead in the race to acquire delegates.

Heading into the March 8th primaries in Michigan and Mississippi, she held huge leads in the polls, including a 21 point lead in the RealClearPolitics polling average.

Then a funny thing happened…

People voted.

And Hillary suffered one of the biggest upsets in political history when Bernie Sanders defeated her 50-48 in the Michigan Primary.

FiveThirtyEight.com, the polling forecasting website, wrote the following after Sanders’ victory:

Both the FiveThirtyEight polls-plus and polls-only forecast gave Clinton a greater than 99 percent chance of winning. That’s because polling averages for primaries, while inexact, are usually not 25 percentage points off. Indeed, my colleague, Nate Silver, went back and found that only one primary, the 1984 Democratic Primary in New Hampshire, was even on the same scale as this upset. In that contest, the polling average had Walter Mondale beating Gary Hart by 17 percentage points, but it was Hart who won, with slightly more than 9 percentage points over Mondale.

Digging into the numbers has revealed troubling signs for Hillary Clinton.

Exit polls showed voters said being honest and trustworthy was their number one quality in a candidate, and Hillary’s unexpected lows reflect her failure to earn the trust and support of the American people.

Hillary had also been running up massive margins among black voters across the South, which was powering her to overwhelming victories and piling up a huge delegate lead.

In fact, in South Carolina, Hillary won a larger percentage of the black vote than Barack Obama did in 2008.

But in Michigan, Hillary won 68 percent of the black vote, which is nearly 20 percent less than what Hillary was winning in Southern states.

And because of Hillary’s stunning loss in Michigan, Sanders now has the momentum to win big industrial primary states like Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Her inability to win these key swing states is an indicator of her weakness as a candidate going into the general election.

In fact, should she be matched up with Donald Trump in the presidential election, working class voters who sat out previous elections or voted Democrat could flock to the Republican ticket and swing the election to the GOP.

But the immediate consequence of her stunning loss to Bernie Sanders will be a prolonged Democratic Primary.

Her campaign’s goal was to have put the nomination away by now and shift the focus to her general election opponent.

But her constant scandals and lies, as well as the Democrat Party’s dramatic shift to the left, where Hillary is seen as the “moderate” candidate, have turned an electorate many thought waited years for her candidacy into a group of voters hunting for a more “authentic” leftist.

Thanks to the Super Delegates — the largely establishment insiders who are free to choose whichever candidate they favor, regardless of how their state votes — Hillary holds a commanding delegate lead over Bernie Sanders.
But now, her strength as a general election candidate has been cast into doubt by her stunning upset loss in Michigan.