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    Biden’s Big Night Won’t Be Enough To Solve Democrats’ Sanders Problem
    John Daniel Davidson

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    With a sweep of the south and key victories in Minnesota and Massachusetts, the media narrative today will be all about how Joe Biden is the comeback kid, back from the dead, risen like a Phoenix from the ashes. That sort of thing.

    It’s the kind of story the media loves. They love it so much it doesn’t matter whether it’s true, or whether the media was writing Biden off less than a week ago. The surprise comeback, vindicated frontrunner narrative is going to be pushed so hard by the mainstream press and the Democratic establishment in the coming days, you’ll think Biden’s nomination is pretty much a done deal.

    What the headlines and the narrative won’t tell you is what any casual survey of the Democratic primary map plainly shows: Super Tuesday didn’t solve the Democratic Party’s Bernie Sanders problem.

    Yes, Biden had a good night, but so did Sanders. He won Colorado, Vermont, and Utah, as well as the biggest prize of the night, California, and basically fought Biden to a draw in Texas. He also earned enough votes to pick up delegates in every state Biden won—and he did all this with Sen. Elizabeth Warren siphoning off voters who would otherwise have voted for Sanders, while Biden benefited immensely from the eleventh-hour consolidation of the moderate vote and the endorsements of Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and Beto O’Rourke.

    Indeed, Tuesday was the best possible outcome for Biden. Not only did his moderate rivals drop out of the race and rally to his banner at the last second, the primary calendar played in his favor, with a cluster of more diverse southern states all going on the same day.

    For Sanders, all of these factors had the opposite effect, compounded by a distorted media narrative. Indeed, absent the expectations that had been set from the first three nominating contests in February in which Sanders overperformed, Tuesday would have been hailed as a great night for the Sanders campaign. His victory in California alone is game-changing, to say nothing of his strong performance in Texas.

    As the smoke of Super Tuesday clears, Biden and Sanders are locked in a battle for delegates, and at this point it’s very unlikely either will have a majority going into the Democratic National Convention in July.

    What’s more, the list of upcoming primary states is more white, less diverse, and therefore more favorable to Sanders. Next week, Sanders will most likely win Washington and Michigan, which have more than 200 delegates between them. Then on March 17 comes Illinois, Ohio, and Florida, the latter of which boasts 219 delegates.

    If Mike Bloomberg stays in the race until then—which he might, if only for pride’s sake, having just spent a half-billion dollars to win American Samoa—that will likely change the outcome in Florida, and not in Biden’s favor. Come March 18, we could well be reading headlines about how everyone underestimated Sanders after Super Tuesday, how in fact he’s been the frontrunner all along. The media are predictable like that.

    All of this isn’t to deny that Biden had a big night. He won states he hardly visited, states where he spent almost nothing on TV ads, states where he had almost no ground game or field offices. It was by all accounts an impressive showing, and yes, something of a comeback.

    But let’s not kid ourselves that the driving force behind Biden’s Super Tuesday resurgence was the consolidation of the moderate vote just in the nick of time. Who knows whether this eleventh-hour clearing of the field was simply blind luck or the secret machinations of the Democratic Party determined to stop Sanders at any cost, but the effect was to deliver a significant number of delegates to Biden in Minnesota, Massachusetts, Virginia, and elsewhere.

    Above all, Super Tuesday has clarified the race, finally, and revealed it for what it has been this entire time: an attempt by progressives to overthrow the establishment and transform the Democratic Party into a European-style democratic socialist party. That effort is not dead, not by a long shot. The Sanders wing of the party on Tuesday showed that it cannot be muscled aside, certainly not by Biden and the also-rans, and certainly not before the convention in July.

    Therein lies the danger for the Democrats. Nothing about Tuesday’s results suggests any change in the fundamental problem facing the party. It is divided, almost down the middle, between moderates who will do anything to stop Sanders and leftists who will support no one but Sanders. No amount of narrative-shaping by the media or chest-thumping by Biden will change that.


    Jarrett Calls on Dem Presidential Candidates to ‘Break with Conventional Wisdom and Announce a Running Mate That’s a Woman of Color’


    Former President Barack Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett on Tuesday urged whichever 2020 Democratic presidential candidate emerges as the leader after the conclusion of Super Tuesday to “break with conventional wisdom and announce a running mate that’s a woman of color,” especially if it is Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), former Vice President Joe Biden or former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

    Jarrett explained on CBS’s “This Morning” that “these are not normal times” and argued having a woman of color “would send an important signal” heading into the next round of primaries.

    “I think that whoever emerges tonight, particularly if it’s Bernie Sanders, if it’s Vice President Biden or even if it’s Mayor Bloomberg, what I would do is break with conventional wisdom and announce a running mate that’s a woman of color,” Jarrett stated before being cut off.

    “Tonight?” asked host Gayle King.

    “No, not tonight,” Jarrett replied. “Certainly before the next primary. Woman, person of color, someone who reflects the diversity of our party. And yeah, that’s not usual, that’s not what they normally do, but these are not normal times. And I think it would send an important signal going into the next round of primaries to do so with a running mate.”

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    Elizabeth "SPOILER" Warren Reassessing Campaign After Super Tuesday Trouncing

    by Tyler Durden
    Wed, 03/04/2020 -

    Update (10:45 a.m.):And there it is - Warren is now "reassessing" her campaign after taking a beating on Super Tuesday, including coming in thirdin her home state of Massachusetts.



    According to The Hill, Warren flew home to Boston late Tuesday following a Detroit rally, and will be meeting with staff on Wednesday to consider her next move.

    "Elizabeth is talking to her team to assess the path forward," said a campaign aide.
    Warren has yet to win a single contest, and she suffered disappointing losses in both early voting states and in states that voted on Super Tuesday. She finished an embarrassing third place in Massachusetts, her home state, behind both former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

    By the end of the night, Warren had accumulated an estimated 50 delegates through both the early states and Tuesday's contests, a tiny fraction of the number that Biden and Sanders added to their hauls. -The Hill

    Biden won at least 9 of the 15 states participating in Super Tuesday, launching him into first place. He will claim at least 453 delegates vs. Sanders's 382, though votes are still being counted in California and Texas.

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg suspended his campaign on Tuesday after spending over $550 million on a vanity project he had no chance of winning.

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    President Trump spent Wednesday morning slamming Elizabeth Warren following Super Tuesday, which saw former Vice President propelled to the top of the pack as Trump's likely opponent (for now) in November.


    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

    The Democrat establishment came together and crushed Bernie Sanders, AGAIN! Even the fact that Elizabeth Warren stayed in the race was devastating to Bernie and allowed Sleepy Joe to unthinkably win Massachusetts. It was a perfect storm, with many good states remaining for Joe!

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    20 minutes later, Trump tweeted that it was "So selfish for Elizabeth Warren to stay in the race," as she has "Zero chance of even coming close to winning, but hurts Bernie badly."

    "So much for their wonderful liberal friendship. Will he ever speak to her again? She cost him Massachusetts (and came in third), he shouldn’t!"

    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

    So selfish for Elizabeth Warren to stay in the race. She has Zero chance of even coming close to winning, but hurts Bernie badly. So much for their wonderful liberal friendship. Will he ever speak to her again? She cost him Massachusetts (and came in third), he shouldn’t!

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    Three hours later, Trump tweeted: "Wow! If Elizabeth Warren wasn’t in the race, Bernie Sanders would have EASILY won Massachusetts, Minnesota and Texas, not to mention various other states. Our modern day Pocahontas won’t go down in history as a winner, but she may very well go down as the all time great SPOILER!"
    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

    Wow! If Elizabeth Warren wasn’t in the race, Bernie Sanders would have EASILY won Massachusetts, Minnesota and Texas, not to mention various other states. Our modern day Pocahontas won’t go down in history as a winner, but she may very well go down as the all time great SPOILER!

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    Amy Klobuchar Verbal Slip Raises Questions About The Reason She Rallied Behind Biden



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    Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar appeared to let a very large cat out of the bag during a stump speech for Vice President Joe Biden.


    Klobuchar, who was rallying for Biden in Grand Rapids Saturday, appeared to admit that she would be Biden’s choice for vice president.



    “Bit of a Freudian slip…while stumping for @JoeBiden just now in Grand Rapids, MI @amyklobuchar says she ‘couldn’t think of a better way to end my candidacy than join the ticket…’ to big applause. She quickly corrected to say ‘join the terrific campaign of Joe Biden,'” NBC’s Amanda Golden tweeted.



    Klobuchar, whose immense popularity in her home state may have delivered Minnesota for Biden on Super Tuesday, has been stumping for the former Vice President across the midwest — and may already be on the short list for the VP nod.



    She spoke to a packed house Saturday in Grand Rapids.







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    Maxine Waters: ‘I Don’t Know’ if Biden Can Beat Trump

    Joshua Caplan

    House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) on Tuesday punted when asked whether she believes former Vice President Joe Biden (D) could defeat President Donald Trump in a general election contest.

    “I don’t know, but we’ll see,” Waters replied when asked by Just the News senior correspondent Nicholas Ballasy if Biden, 77, has what it takes to win in November.

    Waters noted that while she has not publically announced her support for Biden or his Democrat presidential primary rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), it’s paramount that the nominee is able to unseat the president. “It’s not about who you like,” the California Democrat explained. “It’s about now watching and understanding who can beat Trump.”
    Waters was then asked about Biden’s frequent gaffes on the campaign trail and whether his mental acuity is a cause of concern.

    “Nobody has made more gaffes and told more lies than the president of the United States of America,” she quipped about President Trump. “How dare he talk about somebody’s gaffes?

    President Trump has repeatedly highlighted Biden‘s gaffes, stating earlier this month the Democrat frontrunner doesn’t know “what office he’s running for.”

    “Sleepy Joe doesn’t know where he is, or what he’s doing,” the president wrote on Twitter March 3rd. “Honestly, I don’t think he even knows what office he’s running for!” Biden has indeed mistaken the state he has campaigned in on multiple occasions.

    President Trump’s jab came one day after his rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, in which he mocked Biden for erroneously urging supporters to vote for him on “Super Thursday.”

    “Tomorrow, voters in states across the nation for Super Tuesday — not Super Thursday. Oh, he said Super Thursday! You can’t do these things. Can you imagine if I said Super Thursday? I would be over, right? I would be over,” the president said.

    The rhetorical stumble was one of several in recent weeks. During a campaign stop in South Carolina, the former vice president declared himself a candidate for the “United States Senate.” At the start of his Super Tuesday speech in Los Angeles, Biden mixed up his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, with his sister, Valerie.

    The pile-up of gaffes has prompted left-wing pundits to voice concerns about Biden’s mental health.

    On Thursday, author Matt Stoller tweeted: “Democratic insiders know Biden has cognitive decline issues. They joke about it. They don’t care.” Glenn Greenwald, co-founder of The Intercept, agreed with Stoller, adding, “The steadfast insistence on the part of Dems to just pretend this isn’t true and hope it somehow goes away is a staggering exercise in self-delusion.”

    In an apparent effort to prevent further gaffes, Biden’s speeches have been cut down to as little as seven minutes.

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    Detroit auto worker who Biden snapped at over guns speaks out on (3:36)

    Jerry Wayne is the Michigan voter who confronted Joe Biden over his stance on guns.



    https://youtu.be/7OBlffJbBEQ

    Biden: “I’m not working for you man!” Says it all to the American People.






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    I've got to say, this Democrat primary has been one surprise after another for me in how many dumb things they've done. Then again, if they were smart, they wouldn't be Dems I suppose.

    I'm really surprised that the Dem establishment didn't throw in with Bloomberg given the burning wreck that Biden is.

    Trump is not the most articulate speaker but he at least knows where he is and who the people around him are. He's going to mop the floor with Biden assuming the economy doesn't kneecap him.

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