MILWAUKEE, WI – The Democratic Party has decided to move the dates of their national convention to August in light of the Wuhan Virus epidemic sweeping the nation. Political observers have been expecting fireworks in Milwaukee all year, as socialist Bernie Sanders gained steam in early primaries and a gaggle of candidates ensured no one would gain a majority. A brokered convention became the most likely result, according to oddsmakers, but now there is still turmoil with only two candidates remaining between socialist Bernie Sanders and establishment favorite Joe Biden.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
“[…] Thursday’s announcement that the convention was pushed back from mid-July to the week of August 17 provided convention organizers time to cope with the conavrius pandemic.
But much remained unknown, including the convention’s format, crowd size and schedule.
Even the August date came with no guarantees that the virus will have subsided enough so that a large crowd can gather in one space.
“We moved with the pandemic,” said U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee), a co-chair of the local host committee.
With the outbreak of the virus across the United States, including Milwaukee in early March, planners had to adapt on the fly. And they’re still going to have to make alterations to an event that was supposed to be staged July 13-16 and attract up to 50,000 people to Milwaukee. […]”
With groups of 10 or more people currently banned in states across the country, ANY campaigning or political organizing is next to impossible, aside from virtual touring and media ads.
Biden has a delegate lead of 1217 to Bernie Sanders’ 914. However the format turns out in the new normal of social distancing, what is assured is that there will be plenty of jockeying by the newly powerful socialist base and the Old Guard of the party to help shape the future of the Left in their image.