Former Democratic presidential candidates in the likes of Mayor Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and Beto O’Rourke, now support Joe Biden.
Bloomberg, Buttigieg and Klobuchar announced their Biden-endorsement after withdrawing their bid for presidential nomination a day or two before this week’s Super Tuesdays. O’Rourke, who withdrew his candidacy early in the race, appeared at Biden’s rally in Dallas, Texas.
The unanimous endorsements in favor of Biden, were reportedly part of the Democratic Party’s concerted efforts to consolidate votes that will nominate a moderate presidential candidate who they deem has better chances of beating Donald Trump
The endorsements of the four dropouts have given Joe Biden’s bid a boost, enabling the former vice president to capture the nominations 9 states.Biden even won in Massachusetts, Senator Warren’s own home state and in states that he did not spend time campaigning..So far, Joe Biden has won 573 delegates.
In fact many perceive that Senator Sanders’ biggest opposition is the Democratic Party itself. More so now that the former independent has demonstrated great chances of winning not only the nomination but also the U.S. presidency without the machineries of the Democratic Party.
Democratic Party Never Gave Its Support to a Bernie Sanders Candidacy
Actually, even at the start of Bernie’s campaign, there were already reports that the Democratic Party does not support Senator Sanders’ candidacy. Mainly because of his so-called radical views and stance, which the Democratic Party says will not sit well with moderate or progressives Democratic voters.
Nonetheless, despite the endorsements of the four former Democratic contenders, Sanders still won the nominations in Vermont (as expected), Colorado and Utah. The most recent, according to the Associated Press, is in the state of California, touted as the most delegate-rich region. Senator Sanders’ delegate count to date is 501,
Will Senator Sanders Ask Senator Elizabeth Warren to Drop Out and Endorse Him?
The contest for the presidential election is now, clearly between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders’ since Elizabeth Warren’s bid dimmed with the most recent Super Tuesday results. Senator Sanders, though, has no plan to ask Senator Warren to drop her candidacy; saying she must have time to make her own decisions.
Although the two were known to be friends, their relationship was marred by the hatefulness spread against Warren, by some of Sanders’ supporters. To which the senator from Vermont said, was disgusting.
Still, the two Senators share the same visions and more or less, the same policies; both relying on grassroots support and both fighting for the rights and welfare of the low-income and middle class people.
As for Mayor Bloomberg’s endorsement, the potential impact is not as heavy-hitting as that of Buttigieg’s and Klobuchar’s. After all, with the former New York mayor’s late start, and his not so impressive debate performances, the billionaire failed to attract, if not capture votes he needed to topple Sanders or Biden out of the Democratic nomination race.