• Biden’s Super (Tues)Day Creates Dilemma’s for Fellow Democratic Challengers

    Surge Summary: Former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden performed well above expectations in Tuesday’s “Super Tuesday” primaries, taking down adversary Senator Bernie Sanders a peg or two, motivating Michael Bloomberg to suspend his campaign and causing Sen. Elizabeth Warren to consider her options.

    by Gary Bauer

    In spite of bad polls and some bad press, Joe Biden beat expectations in Super Tuesday’s voting.  It’s about time. He’s been running for president since 1988, and didn’t win his first state until a few days ago.

    Last night, Biden swept the southern states, aided by strong support from black voters, and he also scored surprising wins in Maine, Massachusetts and Minnesota. (It remains to be seen how he does on Super Thursday.)

    Nevertheless, Bernie Sanders struck gold in the Golden State, winning the delegate jackpot of California, along with Colorado, Utah and Vermont.  When all of California’s delegates are finally allocated, it is expected that Biden will have a narrow lead of 60 to 70 delegates over Sanders.

    Looking ahead to future contests, the numbers crunchers at FiveThirtyEight.com predict that Biden will be short of a majority when he arrives at the Democrat National Convention.  In other words, it’s going to be a long, hard road to Milwaukee and the Democrat Party nomination.

    While we’re on the subject of primary results, here’s a fun fact:  President Trump got more votes in [Tuesday]’s Texas Republican primary than Biden, Sanders, Bloomberg and Warren got in the Democrat primary combined!

    The Fallout

    [Wednesday] morning, Michael Bloomberg ended his campaign and formally endorsed Joe Biden.  While Biden is no doubt thrilled to have Bloomberg’s endorsement and financial backing, I suspect Joe won’t be sharing a pizza with Bloomberg anytime soon!

    Presumably trying to appear to be a man of the people, Bloomberg’s campaign posted a video of the former mayor grabbing a piece of pizza, ripping off the crust, putting some back in the box, and then licking his fingers.

    This from the guy who bought a three-minute infomercial on two major networks to explain how he would deal with the coronavirus!

    Needless to say, the social media criticism was brutal.  President Trump tweeted, “Mini Mike, don’t lick your dirty fingers. Both unsanitary and dangerous to others and yourself!”

    Senator Elizabeth Warren, who finished third in her home state of Massachusetts, is reportedly taking a day off to “assess the path forward.”  Many progressives are furious with Warren for staying in this long and siphoning votes away from Sanders.  No one would be surprised if she drops out of the race in the next 48 hours.

    A final point:  Early voting is not a good idea.  More than half a million people cast ballots weeks ago for candidates who dropped out.  Their votes were completely wasted.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Adapted from: Staff Sgt. Kentavist P. Brackin |  VIRIN: 160307-F-FN000-200.JPG; https://www.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2001479122/

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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