It doesn’t matter now of whom you are speaking. The only youth in the presidential race of late were Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar. Although Tulsi Gabbard is technically in the race, no one has seen or heard from her in a month or so. Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are leaving Super Tuesday as the likely torchbearers for the Democrat Party. The two will duke it out to determine which will take-on that “other” Geriatric candidate in November: Donald Trump. The odd man out is former NYC Michael Bloomberg. Two months ago, who thought the three oldest guys in the race would be the final three, Sanders, Biden, and Trump. Trump is 73, Biden is 77, and Bernie is 78. Trump’s the baby!
Going into Super Tuesday with 14 states holding primaries on the same day, it looked as if Sen. Bernie Sanders was a sure bet to come out on top. After all, Joe Biden appeared to have died a slow death out on the campaign trail over the last 90 days. His gaffes are epic. He often forgot in which town or city he was, claimed 150 million people were killed by guns, called the day “Super Thursday,” and Chris Wallace of FOX News “Chuck.” And the list of Biden’s missteps are legend. What happened?
Biden’s decisive victory in South Carolina seemed to turn the tide of political ebb and flow the former Vice President’s way. The two largest Super Tuesday states, Texas and California split between the pair: Biden won Texas and California went to Sanders. But Biden has wiped up so far. Sanders notched victories in Vermont, Utah and Colorado. Biden picked up Virginia, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Maine, Minnesota and Massachusetts.
The shocker of the day was Joe Biden who staged a massive comeback after what looked like six months of walking a campaign plank. Some say it was his huge win South Carolina, some say it was a mysterious “whisper” from Barack Obama who reached out to Klobuchar and Mayor Pete suggesting that to unite the Party, they should drop out after the South Carolina Biden blowout. Britt Hume was so shocked the only word he could think of that would paint the picture of the Biden slaughter was “organic.” No matter what it is termed, the day was a great day for Biden.
Super Tuesday is undoubtedly a huge day, but it’s just the beginning. It’s called “Super” because of the 14 state-primaries held on this one day. But there are quite a few primaries to come before the Milwaukee Democrat Party convention in July. Here’s which primaries are remaining:
Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Washington, Virgin Islands, Guam, Northern Marian, Wyoming, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Ohio, Georgia, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hawaii, Louisiana, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Kansas, Indiana, Nebraska, West Virginia, Kentucky, Oregon, District of Columbia, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota.
There’s no doubt Bernie and Joe are still standing in the ring wanting a shot at Trump. Mini-Mike is hanging on, too: at least for the moment. We’ve seen Sanders as a scrapper for sometime. Biden seemed to slow a bit during the past months and seemed to have lost some fire. Bloomberg? Who knows.
But as we put Super Tuesday in our rearview mirror remember this: the heavy favorite to win the Democrat Party nomination was (until recently) former Vice President Joe Biden. Don’t consider him out by any measure: he’s still in. But don’t forget what he’s capable of and those things we’ll certainly see and hear from him as long as he’s breathing:
Uncle Joe: that one uncle everyone seems to hide from at family reunions!
He may be our next President…