You may have missed this little item because of all of the attention we’ve been paying to the Coronavirus situation over the past few weeks. But it appears that the Democrat primary is already over. Yeah…I know…there are still more than half of the delegates still out there, and yes, it’s still possible (though not plausible) that Bernie Sanders can somehow steal the nomination away from Joe Biden.
But it ain’t going to happen.
That’s because the fix against Sanders is in. For the second time in just four years, Bernie is feeling what it’s like to be an outsider. Last time around, Hillary Clinton enlisted the help of Little Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, and Donna Brazile to cheat her way to the nomination that Bernie probably should have won. This time around, the whole country, well, the whole country other than the Bernie Bros have decided that enough is enough.
The latest indication of that is that Joe Biden has said, “No more debates. I’m done debating!” Now, Sleepy Joe isn’t done with doing YouTube videos, which he was doing every day for a while, giving HIS Coronavirus update. This consisted of hand waving to his camera crew when the teleprompter didn’t work right, gaffes, calling himself a professor after leaving the US Senate, and many other self-inflicted mistakes.
But is it really over? That’s the real question. Sanders maintains he’s trying to help guide the country through this COVID-19 mess. And while Biden is content to be at home in Delaware and make his own videos (which are quite humorous if you haven’t seen them yet), the world seems to have moved on from the Democrat’s primary.
Well, almost. Another player at this late date is emerging, and I’ve blogged about it early this past week. New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo is actually getting traction as a last-minute contender as people start to rally around him to try to bring him to the race. So far, he’s declined to discuss getting in the race, but the convention is still a few months off. And, based on the rules I’ve been reading, if Biden doesn’t get to 1,991 delegates, even if it’s because the primaries were canceled, it’s anybody’s ballgame.
It’s just a matter of time before we find out if Cuomo, who has done a very credible job in leading his state through the largest Coronavirus outbreak in the nation, is actually interested in running for President. If he is, he could actually give Donald Trump a run for his money. He’s well-spoken, comes across credible on camera, and doesn’t make many mistakes and gaffes. Whether he would fall prey to Trump’s attacks or not would have to wait to be seen.
But in the aftermath of Coronavirus, it would appear, to this observer anyway, that Bernie Sanders’ chances to do anything but scream and point at a podium from this point on, are pretty much over…whether he likes it or not!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!