For all intents and purposes, the Democratic Primaries have largely been put on hold given the obvious circumstances at hand.
Before that happened however, former Vice President Joe Biden was handedly beating his only competition left in the Democratic Primaries, Sen. Bernie Sanders.
And Whoopi Goldberg just asked Sen. Bernie Sanders one question that will undoubtedly affect the Democrats’ presidential race.
In the year and a half prior to the presidential election, there are always so many hopefuls entering the race that it’s hard to keep track of all of them. Some of these self-righteous “contenders” come out of nowhere with ulterior motives like wanting to sell books.
Being able to put “presidential candidate” on the front cover of a book always results in an increase in sales. Had you ever heard of presidential hopeful Andrew Yang prior to a year ago?
That’s the point.
But there is an increasing animosity towards Sen. Bernie Sanders growing amongst leftists in this country because they genuinely believe former Vice President Joe Biden is the only man who can beat President Trump this November.
Sen. Sanders recently appeared on ABC’s “The View,” and liberal co-host Whoopi Goldberg asked him point-blank why he’s “still in the race.”
She said to him via video conference, “I have to ask you this question now because I have been watching to see what you were going to do, and I’m told that you intend to stay in this race for president because you believe there is a path to victory. I want to know what that path is because this feels a little bit like it did when you didn’t come out when Hillary Clinton was clearly the person folks were going for. Can you explain why you’re still in the race, and what this path is that you see?”
Sanders responded, “Well, that’s not quite accurate. I worked as hard as I could for Hillary Clinton but the reason there is a path towards victory —”
There really isn’t hope for Sen. Sanders any longer unless a miracle happens in the meantime. Biden is cleaning up in the Primaries similarly in the way Bill Clinton surged late into the Primaries in 1992. We all know what transpired then.
Sanders seemed to be irritated by the line of questioning, even saying “I don’t accept that characterization” when asked why it took so long for him to hop on Hillary Clinton’s bandwagon back in 2016.
Sanders insisted, “Last I heard, people in a democracy have a right to vote, and they have a right to vote for the agenda that they think can work for America, especially in this very, very difficult moment. We are assessing our campaign, as a matter of fact, where we want to go forward, but people in a democracy do have a right to vote. And right now, in this unprecedented moment in American history, I think we need to have a very serious discussion at how we need to go forward.”
Sanders replied, “Well, for the fourth time. We are assessing the campaign.”
Do you see what’s happening here?
Similar to what occurred in 2016, Sanders is being shamed out of the race instead of letting the process play out. It’s the same strategy path Democrats take when an Independent is running against the Democrat/Republican ticket because they think the Independent votes steal from the Democrats.
At some point, Sen. Sanders will give in again when there’s no clear path, which means Biden will become the presumptive nominee unless New York Governor Andrew Cuomo somehow enters the race because he seems to be growing in favorability amongst leftists. Also, Biden has recently been accused of sexual assault, which could potentially end his run.
But at the end of the day what does it really matter? Whoever wins the nomination will lose to President Trump.