RALEIGH – Today is primary day in New Hampshire and the Democratic presidential candidates are inundating the ‘Live Free or Die’ state, some in a last ditch effort to revive a foundering campaign (Biden), others to build on early momentum in Iowa hoping to carry it into the Carolinas and Super Tuesday (Sanders, Buttigieg). In the strongest position, of course, is President Donald Trump as he waits confidently for his eventual opponent.
If Sanders wins out in New Hampshire, it will make the Carolinas for the ailing campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden. Biden is expected for several stops in North Carolina Thursday, and his campaign manager has already been dispatched to the Old North State.
The Biden campaign also just announced that Biden’s sister Valerie (who apparently has been his campaign manager for his entire political career?) will be making several stops around NC on Thursday as well #ncpol https://t.co/8cGUN7eCw9
— Will Doran (@will_doran) February 10, 2020
Since the hidden themes of Big Impeachment Show revealed to us how prolific Joe Biden is with awarding his family paydays, it should come as no surprise that his sister serves in this role. The impeachment, designed to thwart Trump, of course, actually did more to sink Biden in the process. He had been a strong lead here in the Carolinas, but that cushion is quickly thinning in recent polls.
That leaves the door open for Sanders to run the table, should he win in New Hampshire and Nevada. However, close on Sanders heels in North Carolina is former NYC mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg. As it turns out, spending about $10 million on ads already in North Carolina, and presenting oneself as a reasonable alternative to the slate of crazies, is enough for about 14 percent among Democrats in our state. He now polls higher than Elizabeth Warren (12) and is only a couple points behind Sanders (16).
Bloomberg is not on the ballot in New Hampshire, a consequence of entering the race at the last minute. To make up for it, Bloomberg is putting one of the world’s largest private fortunes to work to saturate the Super Tuesday states to launch him into the top tier. Already having spent more than $300 million, he has stated willingness to spend as much as $2 billion to solicit support for the presidency. It’s not all ads, though. Bloomberg will be making his third visit to North Carolina on Thursday, the first day of early voting for the March 3 primary.
The importance of the North Carolina vote will become more apparent as the week wears on. Sanders, with all of his bros, plans a visit to North Carolina on Friday. So lay back, relax, and watch the Democrats struggle with a field that forces them to face the massive leap Left they’ve steered their party toward.