Bernie’s not willing to fight it out at the convention. If Biden has the numbers, Bernie will bow out.
That’s what I expected to hear. Who knows. He might be running just so he can sell his spot on the ballot as he did with Hillary Clinton.
For weeks, Democrats paced the floors, wondering how Bernie is the front-runner at every turn. Biden seemed to roll over a play dead during the early caucuses. But now, Biden’s campaign received a little CPR, and Creepy Joe is making a comeback. Talk about a desperate party! When the choices are Bernie or Biden, well, no wonder the dems are sinking.
As Breitbart Reports:
Appearing Wednesday on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said he will drop out of the Democratic presidential primary if former Vice President Joe Biden has a plurality of pledged delegates heading into the Democratic National Convention.
A partial transcript is as follows:
RACHEL MADDOW: If, at the end of the day, it turns out that Vice President Biden is going to have more delegates than you do heading into the convention, will you drop out?
SEN. BERNIE SANDERS: Of course I’m gonna drop out; he will win. I mean, I suspect, we will run through the process, and I think people have a right to vote. But if Biden walks into the convention, or at the end of the process has more votes than me, he’s the winner.
MADDOW: And that’s true whether or not he has a majority or a just plurality?
SEN. SANDERS: Absolutely, that’s what I’ve said. Look, here’s the story, and there’s some confusion about this. Last time around in 2016, you talked about 2016, you’ll remember that before the very first vote was cast in Iowa, Hillary Clinton had 500 superdelegates at her side. She walked into the campaign with 500 superdelegates. I thought that was totally outrageous, absurd, and undemocratic. We fought very hard in the Democratic rules process to get rid of all superdelegates. That is my preference. I think it should be the decision of the people, not Washington insiders. We lost, but what we did get is not getting rid of all super delegates at the convention voting, but that on the first ballot there won’t be any superdelegates voting.
Jumping the Gun
No matter how you slice it, Democrats don’t have a candidate. Most of the early hopefuls already removed themselves. Senator Amy Klobuchar quit and threw her endorsement to Biden. Klobuchar said:
‘What is the best thing for us, and not just me, but our whole team?’ And I keep trying to think of what is best for our country right now. So I decided that I’m going to be endorsing Vice President Biden today.”
Pete Buttigieg admitted defeat after his own brother-in-law called him out. According to Buttigieg’s family, the mayor crafted fake stories of his childhood. He didn’t grow up in the throws of “poverty, homelessness and homophobia.” But he wanted us to believe he did. Those lies didn’t sit well on top of Buttigieg’s racist comments.
Racism also played a part in the $500M faceplant from Michael Bloomberg, aka “mini Mike.”
Other quitters include Bil DeBlasio, Corey Booker, Julian Castro, Kristen Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, John Hickenlooper, and my favorite, Beto O’Rourke. All of these people truly believed they were Oval Office bound. Yet, they ended up “on the cutting room floor” as the Hollyweirdo’s would say. Thus, it’s not too far-fetched to think Biden might come to his senses.
Look, Biden has a history of womanizing and racism. That shouldn’t set well with the “loving and tolerant left.” He can’t even get an endorsement from Obama. As such, Biden won’t go all the way. So why is Bernie already ready to pack it up and move out?
As I mentioned early, perhaps Bernie is ready to cash in. As Kevin Jackson reminds us, Sanders sold out to Hillary Clinton. And the payday made him the richest socialist in America. Thus, he’s willing to set his presidential aspirations aside, as long as the price is right.