WASHINGTON, D.C. – And then there was one. As improbable as it would have sounded just a few months ago, Joe Biden is the last Democrat standing; Bernie Sanders has dropped out of the race.
From Fox News:
“Bernie Sanders suspended his Democratic presidential campaign on Wednesday, effectively ensuring former Vice President Joe Biden will be the party’s nominee even as the liberal Vermont senator vowed to continue to lead his “movement” into the future.
The senator, at one point the front-runner for the nomination, initially announced the decision during an all-staff conference call Wednesday morning, and followed up with an address livestreamed to supporters shortly before noon.
Citing Biden’s lead of more than 300 convention delegates, Sanders declared: “The path toward victory is virtually impossible.”
He continued: “I have concluded that this battle for the Democratic nomination will not be successful. … I do not make this decision lightly.”
He still claimed a symbolic victory in saying “our movement has won the ideological struggle” — discussing how core ideas like a $15 minimum wage, health care for all and more have been more widely embraced in the party. […]”
The victory may have been a bit more than symbolic, considering the recent passage of a $2 trillion bail out bill, direct payments to Americans, talks of more direct payments to Americans, and an overwhelming consensus that the ‘collective good’ of public health is totally worth subverting those dastardly individual rights.
Perhaps Bernie just looked around and thought, ‘Yes, this is going in the right direction! I’m out!’
This, of course, cements the title bout between President Donald Trump and the fading former vice president, Joe Biden.
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