thistlintom posted:winetarelli posted:thistlintom posted:
Bernie now has a significant lead in national polls and is causing panic in the Democratic party (see Carville's comments). It appears that the Democrats move to the left has resulted in Bernie becoming the person to beat. He has been coddled by the press as was Trump when he first ran in the primaries. Might we see the same result? Or will Bloomberg become the new darling of the more moderate part of the Democratic party resulting in a billionaire vs billionaire presidential contest?
I think it is more complicated than that. Bernie plus Warren combined have never reached 40% in national polls. They normally combine at around 37%. But Warren has faded, and Klobuchar -- and of course, Bloomberg -- have risen. So there is now an untenable game of 4 on 2 or, really, 3 on 1. This will be a repeat of R's nominating Trump (apart from the racist, lawless, imbecilic, malignant narcissism thing) by not allowing it to dwindle to 1 on 1 early unless at least 2 out of Buttigieg, Klobuchar, Biden, Bloomberg drop out at the very very latest, the day after Super Tuesday. And preferably before.
Yes, it can get more complicated. It wouldn't surprise me if there became a brokered convention.
As another note, I saw that Bloomberg is considering Hillary as a VP pick.
Just shows how desperate the Dems are. Terrible candidates and potentially a worse VP pick (Hillary)? Oh please let it happen and guarantee a Trump landslide!
Howard Schultz could have been a great choice. But you “woke” morons quashed that.