Democracy 2020-Digest: Bernie provides conditions for a possible future to leave, even if he remains in place


Bernie Sanders speaks after a decisive loss

Sen Bernie Sanders, vowed on Wednesday to stay in the Democratic presidential nomination in the race, stressed that “on Sunday, I’m really looking forward to the debate in Arizona with my friend Joe Biden.”

The populist senator from Vermont, he said, the day after pummeled by the former Vice-President in Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, and Idaho, and fell further and further behind Biden in the decisive race to the democratic Convention delegates — then promised to press the former Vice-President and nomination front-runner in this weekend’s primetime showdown with a range of progressive policy issues.


But if you look between the lines, Sanders read a short 10-minute address, it seemed like he accept the conditions for its expected imminent exit from the race by laying down markers for Biden – like embrace of self-described democratic socialist progressive agenda and a commitment to the younger voters, the presidential campaigns fueled by both Sanders.

“Bernie Sanders is clearly Biden’s laying down a marker for Joe that he is going to press to reply to him,” the veteran noted democratic strategist Zac Petkanas.

Petkanas, who served as the Hillary Clinton campaign’s Director of rapid response in the 2016 race, said: “the question is still up in the air whether or not Sanders is proving to be a road map for Biden or he will use these threats as a hammer Biden to weaken. I think we will get an answer that in the debate on Sunday.”

Sanders-whose chances of winning the nomination are fast evaporating — he acknowledged loses the electability argument, Biden stated, however, that he won the “ideological debate.” And he promoted the appeal of its progressive message, and took aim at the former vice president is not in resonance with younger voters.

Then the senator – in what seemed to be a progressive litmus-test — shared some of the questions he wants to.his rivals on the stage

Petkanas – who is uninvolved in the 2020 Democratic primaries, but he admits leans in the direction of Biden — said that if Sanders is “used to these questions, which he raised to the promotion of progressive ideas and hang a lantern on the urgency of issues like climate change and income inequality and health, this is a really positive way for Sanders with the last remaining days of his candidacy.”

The next round of the showdowns

The upcoming primary calendar appears to only make it worse to drive for Sanders, as his window for the nomination more.

The large States of Florida, Illinois, Ohio and Arizona all hold primaries next Tuesday, followed a week later by Georgia. Sanders lost all five of those States in the 2016 Democratic race for the possible candidacy of Clinton.

The latest opinion polls in Florida and Arizona — conducted after Super Tuesday, but before this week, the impressive victories of Biden, — indicated, the former Vice President holds large double-digit leads over Sanders.

At last count, Sanders had slipped around 150 delegates behind Biden, and it is extremely difficult for the senator to till such a soil in the coming competitions.

On deck Sanders and Biden

Sanders traveled to New York City on Wednesday and later for an appearance on “the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

Biden is an address on Thursday in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, on the Corona-Virus outbreak on Wednesday was declared a global pandemic by the world health organization was scheduled to give.

Both candidates abruptly rallies in Cleveland, Ohio canceled on Tuesday night due to coronavirus conerns.

Biden campaign announced on Wednesday that the planned events in Illinois and Florida, is cancelled for Friday and Monday, after inquiries from the offiicials in these two States. The campaign, said that virtual events would, rather than be held.

Bloomberg haul advertises spent slam Trump

Former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg spent more than $275 million € on an anti-Trump media during his short presidential campaign, “remind voters” of the President Trump the “failure and broken promises.”

The Bloomberg campaign confirmed to Fox News on Wednesday that of the more than 500 million US $spent on ads during the campaign, more than $275 million € in the direction of the ads directed at the Republican President.

The multi-billionaire business-and media-mogul declared his candidacy at the end of November. He ended his White house bid last week, after a dismal show in the 14 States, coast-to-coast, held the democratic presidential nomination contests on Super Tuesday. Bloomberg, Biden immediately secured for the campaign.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman and Kelly Phares contributed to this report

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