Don’t expect Bernie to fold his tent and go home just yet, it won’t be that easy. But with or without that concession from Mr Sanders, the general election began nonetheless, and there’s nothing that Bernie can do to stop it.
Following the return of some decisive results from Michigan and Missouri, it was discovered that Bernie Sanders had returned home to Vermont, and would be making no public statements tonight. There is nothing worse for a candidate than this kind of a bug out. No matter what the results, the faithful want to hear from the candidate himself, exhorting them on to greater glories in the days ahead. This blithe submission shows that Sanders couldn’t even find anything positive to say to his supporters tonight.
Joe Biden on the other hand came out to address his supporters tonight, and it was electric. Biden was quiet and reserved, almost reverent. He spoke of the fact that, like Bernie Sanders, his campaign had canceled a rally due to concern for the coronavirus. He spoke of the importance of relying on the judgement of federal, state, and local officials to combat the spread if the virus. And ion doing so, he looked calm, measured, knowledgeable, and, dare I say it, presidential.
Biden spoke of the American dream, of dignity and honor, and in a familiar refrain, stated strongly that there is nothing that this country can’t do when we set our mind to it. It was the kind if inspirational speech that the country has been waiting and praying for. And in doing so, he drew a sharp, brilliant contrast with the empty drivel that has been coming out of the White House.
I will leave my critique of the primaries tonight and something to say about Bernie for tomorrow, but from everything I have seen tonight, the primaries are over, and the Democrats are about to swing towards the general election. As I type this, Sanders supporter Michael Moore is on MSNBC, practically in tears, blathering about how he hopes that the candidate will fold the Sanders agenda into the party platform.
When a candidate for president cedes the field of the media to an opponent for the night, it is not a good sign. When your surrogates come on camera looking like hurricane survivors, that’s even worse. But when the other candidate comes out and sounds like he’s the nominee, then the debacle is complete. Watch for Bernie to come out tomorrow full of piss and vinegar, but it’s all just for show. The primaries are over, and Sanders pretty much knows it.
To know the future, look to the past.before the insanity of the 2020 election, relive the insanity of the 2016 GOP primary campaign, and the general election, to see how we got to where we are. Copies of President Evil, and the sequel, President Evil II, A Clodwork Orange are available as e-books on Amazon, at the links above. Catch up before the upcoming release of the third book in the trilogy, President Evil III: All The Presidents Fen