ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Us Election Primaries: Looks Like Game Over for Bernie Sanders

Updated on March 18, 2020
emge profile image

An senior air warrior and political observer who has the pulse of the region and can sense a change when it comes.

Bernie at the end of the Road

The American election scenario is getting hotter as the Democrats narrowed down to the choice of the man who will oppose Donald Trump. As things stand Joe Biden with dominating wins in Florida, Illinois, and Arizona, has moved closer to the magic figure of 1991, the number of delegates required to secure the nomination. Once the polls closed several US media outlets projected that Joe Biden will be the winner.

It appears it was an easy victory for him and the voters made their choice very clear. It's also a rejection of the socialist policies being propagated by Bernie Sanders. In all probability, the voters decided that Sanders with his socialist approach was not the right man to field against Trump. One will recollect that in India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru tried a socialist stunt for 17 years and in the bargain sent the Indian economy down the drain. Socialism is a good thing to talk about but in my view is not practical. Bernie Sanders had the support of a lot of young men and woman but then I think he's reached the end of the road. The fact that he is 78 would probably be curtains for him and his political life.

Bernie, however, is a tenacious contender. He may be seeing a ray of hope as the Democratic primary contest has entered into a state of suspended animation. This is because a growing list of states has announced their plans to delay the primary until June. Bernie Sanders will be hoping that he can bounce back. In addition, a handful of recent polls show that Biden's lead is narrowing and Sanders will be hoping that with the looming economic collapse the voters will see that they need sweeping reforms and plump for him.

Winner Takes All

The present lead of Joe Biden appears insurmountable for Sanders but the Vermouth senator hasn't given up and will be hoping that the delay will give the Democratic voters in the remaining states a chance to reconsider their choice.

One thing is very clear that Bernie Sanders has not been able to influence the Democratic voters. It contrasts Joe Biden has appeared more confident and decisive. Sanders will be upset that he has lost five of the six contests last week. To my mind, there is little opportunity for him to storm the box now.

Sanders is going to face growing calls from many Democrats requesting that he gracefully bow out. As I have said he's a tenacious man and one will recollect that in the 2014 fight against Hillary he did not throw in the towel till the last moment much to the chagrin of many Hilary supporters.

Sanders will probably run to the last mile for the simple reason that this is his last chance at a crack at the US presidential election. He will be 82 next time and I don't think his socialistic policies are going to appeal four years hence. In any case time is not on his side.

Last Word

The die seems to have been cast in favor of Joe Biden. Joe is the Democratic front runner in the Democratic race now. On the Republican side, Donald Trump is as good as anointed as the candidate of the GOP. It will be interesting to watch how Joe Biden will take on Donald Trump, who has the advantage of being the incumbent president and as we have seen in the last 25 years, the man in the hot seat has always won. The former vice president is 77 and this like Bernie Sanders will be his last chance for a crack at the presidency. It's not going to be easy. To my mind, he has nothing much to offer for America. I don't mind being proved wrong on this. On my last visit to the United States which I visit frequently the general feeling was that Trump has got a committed vote bank and though he may lose the popular vote he will still win. I do not know whether this will happen.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)