- Nevada Democrats signaled a preference for realism over revolution
- It blunted Bernie Sanders' momentum, writes Errol Louis
- To pull off a 'political revolution,' Sanders needs to show his policies are possible, Louis says
(CNN)Bernie Sanders and his followers have every right to feel energized by his second-place finish in Nevada: Only a few weeks ago, Sanders was more than 20 points behind Clinton, and yet he managed to build momentum, swiftly close the gap and nearly overtake her. But things didn't break his way, for reasons that could prove to be fatal to his presidential hopes: Economically hard-pressed voters in Nevada chose Clinton's experience and electability over the soaring hopes and class-warfare rhetoric of Sanders.