I took the weekend off politics, went to the beach with my sister and granddaughter & her boyfriend. Much to my surprise I get up today and find out Pete Buttigieg has joined Tom Steyer and dropped out of the race. And now, Amy Klobuchar.
Then, even more to my surprise, I see massive movement of those who lost their preferred candidate to Joe Biden and most often their reason appears to be “I think Warren might be better, but I have to go with Biden because…” inevitability?
Folks, DO NOT let the TV talking heads confuse you. This is STILL anyone’s race to win.
I say that based only on math.
Because as of today THIS is the state of the race:
Pledged Delegates available in the race: 3,979
Pledged Delegates needed to win the nomination before the Convention: 1,991
Number of delegates won (in total by all candidates) to date: 154 out of 3,979
Number of delegates won by each candidate:
58 — Bernie Sanders
54 — Joe Biden
26 Pete Buttigieg (Candidate has dropped out)
8 — Elizabeth Warren
7 — Amy Klobuchar (Candidate has dropped out) 2 Tom Steyer (Candidate has dropped out)
So when the tv talking heads or anyone else tells you “this is now a 2 man race”?
DO NOT BELIEVE THEM
Because it is just not true today.
It MAY be true after this week, because tomorrow is SuperTuesday and 33.8% of all of the delegates will be awarded by the large number of states voting tomorrow (14 state primary ballot elections and the American Samoa Caucus).
I say all of this because when I got up this morning to the news that it’s a choice now between Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden I was flabbergasted.
There is still another person in this race who has enough funds to continue (she raised over $29 Million in February!) and the ground support already in place to continue the long slog until the August Convention.
That person is Elizabeth Warren.
I’ve got nothing against Joe Biden, except for the fact that he continues to this day to spend far too much time with his foot in his mouth. The Media didn’t call him “gaffe-ridden” the entire eight years of the Obama two terms for nothing.
Can we afford to go into November with a guy who might just blow the whole thing on the day before the Election with some terrible and unnecessary gaffe?
So if you don’t want to vote for Bernie Sanders in November and you will cast your ballot in the primary tomorrow?
Please think carefully and consider your choice in terms of who is our best choice to WIN in November.
Because that person is Elizabeth Warren.
I know it.
I’ve read comments saying “I would like Warren but I’m gonna have to go with Joe,” and I have to tell you — IF YOU WOULD REALLY RATHER HAVE WARREN then give HER your vote.
Because THAT is what primary elections are for. Choosing the person YOU want and think is going to be the best president. If you really want Elizabeth, now is the time to make it so.
You wouldn't know from watching the news that @ewarren is currently the only candidate besides Bernie with a polling average above the threshold in California at 17%. She's on the bubble in Texas at 13%. If she gets 15% in both on Tuesday, she's back at the front of the pack.
— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) March 1, 2020