You knew it had to happen sooner or later. Democrats are out after each other as we get closer and closer to the Iowa Caucuses. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are going after each other because of what someone in the Sanders campaign said about Warren. Warren was upset about it, and thought Sanders needed to “turn his campaign around” and take it in a different direction. The fact of the matter is, there isn’t enough air in the room for both uber-liberals Sanders and Warren. One of them needs to get out of the race sooner rather than later, and as I said not too long ago, it would appear that Warren would be the one that seems to be on the outs.
Now, let’s add to that the demise of Cory Booker, who got out of the race on Monday. Apparently, it wasn’t enough for him to have “a Spartacus moment”. Instead of being a candidate of all of the Democrats, Booker was more interested in being a candidate that was all about diversity. Sorry, Cory, but even Bobo Obama knew better than to go that route. He was a black candidate for ALL Democrats, you were a black candidate concerned with protecting the diversity of the race.
So, where are we in this mess? Well, as you’ve seen with the Iowa debates (was anybody watching?), you can’t score points against Democrat opponents unless you attack them. And frankly, Joe Biden is so far out in front right now that it appears no one can catch him. That’s not saying it’s going to be a clean sweep for the former vice president. However, he does appear to be the only candidate still in the race that will be able to at least attempt to go toe-to-toe with Donald Trump. Personally, I think he will be chomped on just like Hillary Clinton was four years ago, but at least he’s not going to be pushing socialism. That will win him some votes, though it may keep some of the Sanders and Warren backers on the sidelines again.
In the end, this has been Biden’s race to lose. And even though he’s tried all of the various ways to screw up his candidacy, when you’re the most moderate candidate in the race, and you have the backing of the upper echelon of the Democrat party, you are going to find yourself, at least at this point, giving him the break.
I would be very surprised if there weren’t going to be some more of the dozen or so candidates dropping out between now and New Hampshire. And I will confidently guarantee one thing… neither Michael Bloomberg nor Tom Steyer, the two billionaires vying for the Democrats’ nod, will be getting out of the race. A brokered convention? Nah…it’s going to be Biden in the end. What will be the most interesting is who he picks as a running mate.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!