Bernie Sanders is beating Bloomberg’s billions while Biden stumbles into retirement. Here’s what it means for November.
Biden shocked the Democrat establishment with jaw-dropping gaffes leaving his supporters stunned.
And so far Mike Bloomberg’s self-funded multi-hundred-million dollar ad buys don’t seem to be making a dent in Bernie’s socialist juggernaut.
That leaves Bernie Sanders beating Bloomberg’s billions and laughing to the nomination as Biden stumbles and bumbles his way to retirement. Here’s what it means for November.
Everyone expected former Vice President Joe Biden was a “lock” to get the Democrat nomination for President.
But a funny thing happened on his way to the top.
First there were the “Creepy Uncle Joe” Biden reports. It seemed he just couldn’t keep his hands off of women, and even little girls.
Then the stories started coming out about the Biden family fortune, all made through years of turning Joe’s political power into substantial financial windfalls for his brothers, sister, and of course his wayward son Hunter.
But what really has Biden’s supporters stunned is his continual gaffes. And not just minor ones.
At the South Carolina debate, he claimed emphatically that more than 150 million people have been killed by gun violence in the United States since 2007. That’s just under half the population of the entire country.
But that followed by just days his rambling, and even sad speech where he announced he was running for U.S. Senate, telling a crowd of South Carolinians: “My name is Joe Biden. I’m a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate . . . if you don’t like me, you can vote for the other Biden.”
"My name is Joe Biden. I'm a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate…”
He’s always forgetting what state he is in. Now he can’t even remember what he’s running for?
You cannot make it up!pic.twitter.com/vYrqU1QjWs
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) February 25, 2020
Senate? The other Biden? No wonder Biden’s South Carolina supporters sat stunned. They were literally watching their candidate turn the nomination over to a socialist.
Sadly, these last two gaffes by Biden are just the latest in a long list of such statements this campaign season. The continual problems have caused some close to the Biden family to fear for his health and wonder why he is still out there.
This has left the door wide open for Sanders who now trails Biden by less than 5% in the latest South Carolina polls as the Palmetto State goes to the polls today.
And Sanders is coming off his stunning victory in Nevada where his activists used the caucus system to their advantage to take a huge lead in the delegate race.
This is all despite Mike Bloomberg’s multi-hundred-million-dollar ad campaign to “buy” the presidency, just as he correctly claimed during the South Carolina debate that he “bought” the Democrat majority in the U.S. House.
The Nevada caucus results all but ended the campaign of Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) although at this point there is no more harm in her staying in through Super Tuesday.
And Nevada probably was the beginning of the end for the Pete Buttigieg campaign, as the Democrats head in to the more conservative states on the calendar – if there are any conservative Democrats left that is.
And as Sanders continues to sweep delegates, it is hard to see Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) continuing past March 3. While she had a good debate, and really took it to Michael Bloomberg, she just can’t compete with Sanders’ “genuine socialism” after being caught up in multiple lies about her heritage, her family, and even her beliefs.
With the demise of Biden and the end of the rest of the “lesser” candidates, it’s a bare knuckles fight between Bloomberg and Sanders now.
At the end of March 3, Senator Bernie Sanders should be more than halfway to the delegates he needs to secure the nomination on the first ballot.
Bloomberg meanwhile, is making ad buyers and consultants multi-millionaires overnight with his blanketing of every market available for his ads.
But he doesn’t seem to understand the actual process to accumulate delegates and as long as Biden stays in the race, Bloomberg, even with his billions, is no match for Sanders.
That said, while it is unlikely that Bloomberg’s delegate totals will be large on Super Tuesday, he is likely to finish second to Sanders.
And one thing is for sure, Michael Bloomberg has no concerns about spending more than a billion of his own money to continue his race for the White House.
If, as expected, he ups his game in the next debate and after Super Tuesday, he can stay in until the convention.
That would leave him as the last chance to stop Sanders’ socialist surge and save the Democrats from utter disaster this November.
But given the way Democrats raced to the Left after seizing control of the U.S. House in 2018, it is completely a disaster of their own making.