The General Campaign Began Tonight

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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

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Tin woman1
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I am kind of glad. I am ready for someone to take on *rump.

Cherl Harrell
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I think the majority of this country feel that way.

Bareshark
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I think the majority of the country has felt that way for at least a year.

Deborah
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There is no need for Bernie to try to dirty up Biden any more. Time to turn to Trump!

Lil Blue Sock
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CNN headline: “Campaign aide on Sanders’ plans: ‘He’ll debate’”.

To what end???……to try to bloody up Joe in the Arizona debate Sunday before you get your azz handed to you Tuesday in Florida and are forced to drop out anyway???

Dumbass….*shakes head*

Bareshark
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He goes the route, he loses every bit of leverage he’s got left with the Dems. This is one of those times where your past mistakes come back to haunt you.

Bareshark
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I don’t look for Bernie to suddenly do the right thing. I also don’t look for it to matter much to the Dems. In the end, he was a paper tiger who got fed to the paper shredder. So if he wants to be obstinate, he’s proven to carry so little clout that he can be ignored.

mae
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Piss and vinegar we will get. Doesn’t really matter, it will just make Bernie look like a vindictive, sore loser.

Denis Elliott
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He should be ignored. Should. Unfortunately he won’t be. I watched his announcement a little while ago, and clearly he intends to press on. I’d have to do some checking but I’m not sure all his claims about his support hold up to scrutiny, and while I do think with under 30 folks his claim is accurate at my age I’ve heard over and over about how THIS time younger voters will get out and vote in the same numbers as older ones do. I’d like to see that happen. I really would. I think everyone should be like I’ve… Read more »
Bareshark
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Yeah, he’ll try to cause trouble and sabotage things for the Dems. But the lack of voters behind him will be why people will start tuning him out starting Sunday, if not sooner. Like you, the real people I see it hurting is folks like Warren, who always had a better shot at making his alleged priorities happen. And that alone should class him as a demagogue along the lines of Huey Long: loud, colorful but ultimately no threat.

Denis Elliott
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I watched Moore’s appearance and got really pissed. His accusing non-Bernie supporters of nasty attacks on Bernie & particularly claiming even some candidates said they wouldn’t support Bernie if he were the nominee AND emphatically saying NO ONE on Bernie’s side has EVER said THEY wouldn’t fully support/vote for some other (and real btw) Democrat made me want to jump out of my chair. And smack him upside his head. It was complete and utter bullshit. Moore I think has always had some insight into the average working class folks in the Midwest, but for a lot of years now… Read more »
Bareshark
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It’s more than just that Bernie wanted to remake the Dems in his own image, Denis. It’s that he had convinced himself that he had to do it with him in the front. Had he done just as you recommended with Warren, he’d have gone farther with his agenda getting enacted from the top down. Instead, he let his ego, poor staff and surrogate choices, total misreading of his 2016 support and uncanny imitation of Donald Trump do him in. Now all he’s left with is whether he’s going to climb on the Biden train or get left at the… Read more »
sunnyd
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I am glad we should be uniting and supporting Biden. Let’s get on with the General !!!

CYNTHIA FEASTER
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I want Bernie & the BBros gone asap!! Gone!! So that Biden and his surrogates can take traitortrump down.