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Us Election Primaries: Looks Like Game Over for Bernie Sanders

Updated on March 18, 2020
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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.

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    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      2 months ago from Singapore

      The the virus is a terrible thing to have happened. I hope it clears out and everything comes back to normal. Thank you Liz for commenting.

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      Liz Westwood 

      2 months ago from UK

      Politics is having to take a backseat now to the issue of tackling coronavirus. I hope the world is back to normal before the main US election.

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      2 months ago from Singapore

      Thank you, Peggy Woods, yes, it's about time Bernie gave up the chase. Frankly, with his socialist policies, he never stood a chance though few of the youth supported him. I wonder if the coronavirus could delay the presidential election, though its a few months away

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      Peggy Woods 

      2 months ago from Houston, Texas

      I do agree that it would be wise for Bernie to gracefully bow out now that he has no chance of winning the primary. He still has his job in Congress. Let's just all pray that the best decisions are being made now in the face of this pandemic, which is worldwide. In that sense, the inauguration of a President next January seems far off!

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      2 months ago from Singapore

      Denise, Thank you. The coronavirus could be the clue that may unseat Trump. Lete see.

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      Denise McGill 

      2 months ago from Fresno CA

      Like FlourishAnyway, I will also vote for the Democratic candidate whoever he/she is. It is hard to think of what could happen with another 4 years of Trump.

      Blessings,

      Denise

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      2 months ago from Singapore

      Thank you Neil for commenting

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      Nell Rose 

      2 months ago from England

      Being British, I will just sit back and watch the action when it happens, lol! I know nothing about any of them!

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      2 months ago from Singapore

      Thank You Manatita

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      manatita44 

      2 months ago from london

      Yes, they will be visionaries, like Kennedy, Lincoln, Washington and Jefferson. Not that there is anything wrong right now. Whatever Brahman gives us in Divine Providence is always for the best, as there's no alternative.

      Still, He can and does change the Lila (Leela), His Divine game, according to its needs. Hari Om Tat Sat!!

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      2 months ago from Singapore

      Thank you Manatita. maybe you are right, a Roosevelt may be on the way later

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      manatita44 

      2 months ago from london

      Yes. Many spiritual figures, both national and international, appeared in America and the spirit of beauty and Light is ingrained in the soul of America. Many souls will come to help. It is only a matter of time.

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      2 months ago from Singapore

      Thank you Flourish for your comment, so nice like always.

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      2 months ago from Singapore

      Thank you Ruby, I agree that its time Bernie endorsed Biden and joined ranks to fight Trump. It doesn't look likely and he is still digging up dirt on Biden. Yes, Trump does fear Biden and that is what should goad Bernie but he has his own mind.

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      2 months ago from Singapore

      Thank you Manatita, I agree with your observation on Trump but intrigued about the last part of your comment. Do you feel someone is on the way?

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      FlourishAnyway 

      2 months ago from USA

      I’ll vote for Trump’s Democrat opponent no matter who they are. Biden is the superior candidate. He has the experience and temperament to see us through anything and will choose a solid VP and administration.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 months ago from Southern Illinois

      I think Bernie should bow out and put all his resources behind Joe. Trump is afraid of Joe, why else would he ask a foreign leader to try and dig up dirt on him? Joe has the experience of being Obama's VP. It is well known that he worked behind the scenes to help pass The Affordable Care Act which has aided many Americans. But, of course it's politics and anything can happen. I always enjoy reading your take on the political scene.

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      manatita44 

      2 months ago from london

      Trump probably will. The popular creatives I know there, not surprisingly, have no interest in running. It is a tough job and the visionaries that God is sending or has sent, are probably still much too young. Give it a few years. Meanwhile, life goes on as per norm. Om Shanti!

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      2 months ago from Singapore

      Thank you Pamela, an interesting battle is ahead.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      2 months ago from Sunny Florida

      It does look like Biden is the victor if he can make it through the election season. I am not to sure about him sometimes as he seems to get confused easily at times, but his performance lately seems to have improved. I don't know what Sanders will do as he is rather bullheaded.

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      MG Singh 

      2 months ago from Singapore

      Hi Mike, It's possible but a third-party candidate is "älso ran". He would still lose.

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      Readmikenow 

      2 months ago

      I wonder at this point if Bernie Sanders will run as a third party candidate. It has happened before in US presidential elections.

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