Unless they decide Biden can’t do the job because he is mixing up his fork and his spoon.
That’s why I put presumptive in quotation marks. I think given his performance of late, it’s hardly certain that Biden is presumptive. That would be presumptuous to presume.
Anyway, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders withdrew Wednesday from the Democratic race, a helpful moment for Joe Biden, who has had to suffer with kissing his socialist keister and devoting resources to finishing him off.
Republicans will be disappointed, and they should be. Now Biden can consolidate his power base, get the left behind him to the extent he can, and start running a general election campaign early.
On the other hand, at least the socialist movement gets diminished. Republicans were far too eager to have Bernie as the nominee. A man who honeymooned in the Soviet Union should be permitted nowhere near the presidency. Democrats should be ashamed they ever considered him.
Sanders announced his decision in a conference call with his staff Wednesday morning.
One of his biggest problems is that African Americans don’t particularly like him. They sure have a point. And you need blacks to win the Democratic primary.
Though Biden will need to spend less time doing it, he’ll still have to listen to Sanders, who commands a strong following Biden will need to get out to vote for him.
But it won’t matter much. Sanders’s followers know that Biden is very liberal, but not an extremist. They’ll go out and vote based on how much they hate Trump, not on what Bernie or Joe tell them to do.