RALEIGH – Large gatherings have been banned in states across the country; restaurants have been ordered closed; and, three states are holding their primary elections today.
From Fox News:
“[…] Welcome to the first presidential primary during a pandemic in modern times.
Voters in three states will briefly head to the polls with trepidation on Tuesday – with the country facing an unprecedented crisis as the coronavirus has forced most Americans to self-isolate in their homes in hopes of stemming the spread of the outbreak.
On primary eve – Ohio’s governor used an emergency order to postpone his state’s contest after the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) urged against any gatherings nationwide of 50 people or more.
“We cannot conduct this election tomorrow,” Gov. Mike DeWine stressed.
And that could give Democratic presidential nomination front-runner Joe Biden a chance to deliver a potential knockout blow to Sen. Bernie Sanders – who’s fighting to avoid elimination from the White House race.
“This primary is far from over,” Sanders stressed in an email to supporters on the eve of the March 17 contests.
But in reality – the progressive senator from Vermont who’s making his second straight bid for the Democratic nomination is watching his window fast close. […]”
Americans may take some comfort in the fact the Bernie Sander’s socialism is falling short in terms of electoral support among Democrats. Yet, taking stock of the current situation and all of the proposed measures to combat the economic woes caused by reactions to the Wuhan virus, Sanders may not need to get elected for the socialism to take hold.
Cruise liner and airlines are in line to get bailed out by the federal government, free money giveaways are being proposed and embraced on in DC, and the Sanders’s premise that the government should take care of our every need is being adopted a little more each day that the viral mayhem continues.