Weekend News Bytes — March 2, 2020

Weekend News Bytes — March 2, 2020

(AmericanProsperity.com) – The fallout from the South Carolina Democratic primary just got interesting.

  • An emboldened Joe Biden got stronger with a big South Carolina win
  • Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg dropped out of the race
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) had to cancel a rally because of protests
  • Bloomberg says he’s going to spend massive amounts of money no matter what
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) knows she can’t win the delegates, but will stay in the race in hopes she can win the nomination by super delegates
  • Bernie Sanders expects a great Super Tuesday to widen his lead

What does it all mean as 14 states head to the polls on Tuesday?

Joe Biden Wins Big

African-Americans showed up big for Biden in South Carolina and handed him a decisive win. Biden struggled in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada, but he

s said for weeks that South Carolina was his firewall and it didn’t disappoint.

As of Monday, Biden was nearly even with Sanders in the delegate count. His momentum is injecting a positive grassroots swelling with nearly $5 million in new money raised over the weekend.

The question is how much of that can Biden use on Super Tuesday? Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) has spent significant money in California and Texas courting progressives in a robust grassroots campaign for weeks.

On the Sunday morning talk shows, Biden took a swipe at Sanders saying, “The people aren’t looking for revolution. They’re looking for results.”

Buttigieg Drops Out

On Sunday night, Buttigieg suddenly dropped out of the race to the shock of many. One of four moderates, Buttigieg said that he did not want to contribute to Sanders gaining a massive delegate lead and being a reason Trump could win re-election.

Sanders seems to have established himself as the standard-bearer for progressives while the three moderates (Biden, Bloomberg, and Klobuchar) split the moderate votes.

Klobuchar Forced to Cancel Rally

On Sunday night, Klobuchar had to cancel a rally after protestors stormed the stage in protest. In 2002, Klobuchar was the Hennepin County prosecutor when she prosecuted a black teen in the murder of a child. The teen was convicted and put behind bars for life.

Klobuchar has said for years that she sought justice on behalf of the black community.

Recently, an Associated Press investigation found multiple inconsistencies and questions about police and prosecution overreach.

Bloomberg Is Not Going to Stop Spending Money

Bloomberg has spent nearly $500 million to date without even being on the ballot yet. On Super Tuesday, that changes.

In a wide-ranging interview with 60 Minutes on Sunday night, Bloomberg hinted that there’s no amount of money he won’t spend. The billionaire businessman has already spent twice as much money as President Trump has raised.

Bloomberg also said that he would not drop out of the race after Tuesday if he weren’t in the top three.

Warren in the Race to Win at Democratic Convention

Warren believes she will not have enough delegates to win the nomination on the first count. However, she doesn’t think any other Democrat will, either.

She said her strategy will be to stay in the race until the end and that the convention will likely be brutal as delegates and superdelegates select a nominee. At that time, Warren said that is where she will make her “final play” to win the nomination.

So far, Warren has disappointed in every primary or caucus to date and, if polling is any indication, she will not do well on Super Tuesday.

Super Tuesday Map Favors Sanders

While South Carolina breathed some air into Biden’s campaign, Sanders is benefitting from the three moderates fighting for delegates. Sanders is all alone at the top of the progressive wing of the party.

California and Texas are looking solid for Sanders and with nearly a third of all delegates up for grabs on Tuesday; these two states are the lion share of delegates.

On Sunday in San Jose, CA, Sanders spoke to 9,500 people saying, “The corporate establishment is getting nervous.”

Sanders claims that over 1 million of his volunteers have knocked on doors in California. Sanders believes that whoever wins the Golden State has the best chance to win the Democratic nomination.

As long as the moderate votes are split, Sanders believes he’s now the candidate to beat.

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