It's Now Biden Vs. Sanders All the Way to the Convention
Former Vice-President Joe Biden got the huge 30 point victory he needed to propel him to the front of the pack for the Democratic nomination. He is now the leading moderate in the race after Tom Steyer withdrew yesterday, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Mayor Pete Buttigieg failed to connect with black voters in South Carolina. Neither candidate was able to break out of the single digits, and both will feel a great deal of pressure to exit the race after Tuesday's primaries to clear the field for a Biden-Bernie Sanders showdown.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be on the ballot across the country on Super Tuesday, but his candidacy now seems like an afterthought. Supporters thought he might be the only moderate who could challenge Sanders for the nomination, but with Biden's revival, Bloomberg's support will quickly fade. He has far too much political baggage and his debate performances have been disastrous.
Elizabeth Warren also failed to revive her candidacy in South Carolina, even after two impressive debates in February. Sanders supporters will want her to drop out and that's likely unless she can pull-off an upset somewhere on Tuesday.
So, by the end of the week there may only be two viable candidates. That would make for an interesting debate.
By: Don Lam & Curated Content