Bernie Sanders has 60 pledged delegates to Joe Biden’s 54, going into Super Tuesday and Sanders expects to pick up a lot more in California. However, Joe Biden’s popularity with blacks may end up carrying the day and breathe life into a campaign which is just now starting to move. Politico:
Thanks to party rules that provide additional delegates to the most strongly Democratic districts, Biden could pad his Super Tuesday delegate totals by running up the score in the black-majority districts where he is popular — strongly Democratic districts which often award several delegates more than elsewhere in the state.
“We’re giving him rocket fuel,” said Rep. Terri Sewell, a Biden endorser who represents Alabama’s 7th Congressional District, which is synonymous with the Civil Rights movement and where Biden visited Saturday to commemorate the 55th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.
Sewell’s district, which is 63 percent black, has elite status in the Democratic nominating process. Because of its track record for party candidates, it has eight delegates to offer — three delegates more than the next closest district, which offers just five.
Winning big in a congressional district like Sewell’s, Biden’s campaign hopes, will also help him carry the entire state and therefore collect even more delegates awarded on a statewide basis.
Another big prize is Texas. Democratic insiders are saying that but for the fact that Mike Bloomberg has saturated the airwaves with $50 Million in ads, Biden would be beating Sanders in Texas as well. Biden has a lot of shared loyalty with black voters from his decades in the trenches on health care, education, voters rights and civil rights. It looks to be paying off big time now.
And Donald Trump is clearly getting worried about Biden. He disparaged him in North Carolina last night and retweeted a Fox News clip, which was a compilation of Biden’s unfortunate gaffes, proclaiming, that if Biden won the election, “his staff would actually do the governing. ‘They’re going to put him into a home, and other people are going to be running the country and they’re going to be super-left, radical crazies. And Joe’s going to be in a home and he’ll be watching television.'”
This is what you can expect from Trump no matter who gets the nomination. Crass, debased and ugly will rule the day in Election 2020.