Wednesday, March 4, 2020

(Almost) Daily Meme

John Fund: Biden’s Super Tuesday victories may enable Democratic establishment to block Sanders nomination

Joe Biden will take the lions share of the second-largest group of delegates in Texas win.

The old cliché is that when it comes to picking presidential candidates, Democrats fall in love while Republicans fall in line. But this year is different. A lot of Democrats recognize former Vice President Joe Biden’s many liabilities, but they are falling in line behind him in order to stop socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont from carrying their banner in November.

As recently as Feb. 24, Biden trailed Sanders by 29 percent to 17 percent in the RealClear Politics average of all national polls. Biden was considered to be a tired, stumbling and washed-up contender. But now Biden narrowly leads Sanders in the national polls and won a majority of the 14 states that voted on Super Tuesday. 
The Morning Briefing: Super Tuesday—Fauxcahontas Farewell Edition

She's Toast but She'll Probably Burn a Little Longer

Super Tuesday was a super bust for the super unlikable Elizabeth Warren, the truth-challenged former Native American from Massachusetts. In her bid for the “Worst Candidate of This Cycle” title, Warren wasn’t even the favorite socialist in her home state, where she finished third.

As the kids like to say: that’s gonna leave a mark.

The question now is will this thoroughly awful, undeservedly proud stain on the American political landscape get the hint and leave the race? Or, as some have suspected, will Warren be this election year’s John Kasich, hanging around to serve no purpose whatsoever? With the right combination of hubris and dedicated donors, any candidate can stay in a race long past his or her shelf life. Warren gets a lot of money from academics who are always telling her that she’s the smartest girl in the room. That may very well be enough to let her linger like the odor of filthy socks in a teenage boy’s bedroom.
The Block of Voters That Gave Bernie Sanders Heartburn on Super Tuesday

Former Vice President Joe Biden went from dead man walking to the frontrunner in less than two weeks. There were rumblings that Bernie Sanders was chipping away at Joe Biden’s firewall in South Carolina. Biden’s support among black voters had dropped 19 points since last November. He was only up five points in the Palmetto State. He’s cooked, right? Nope. We were wrong. I was wrong. Biden had a 20+ point walloping which not only put him a solid number two in the delegate count but overtook Bernie Sanders in the popular vote for the Democratic nomination as well. Democrats love to tout those popular vote totals.