Bernie Drops Out Of Democratic Primary–After ‘Mulitple’ Conversations With Obama

Written by K. Walker on April 8, 2020

And just like that, it’s down to Joe.

Bernie Sanders, the self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist Senator from Vermont, is out of the race to be the Democratic nominee.

This has been long coming after it was clear that there was no possible way for Sanders to win the nomination after a huge loss on Super Tuesday.

In his announcement, which he made via livestream, Sanders said that he was still committed to supporting progressive candidates at every level of government, and would keep his name on the ballots hoping to continue to gain more delegates and push the party even further left.

It’s clear that Bernie has indeed influenced his Democratic comrades to veer to the left. To Bernie, there is no problem too small that the government shouldn’t be involved in solving for you. He insists that “healthcare is a human right” and is a co-sponsor of AOC’s Green New Deal which would completely restructure the economy. If you don’t think he’s pushed the party left, just look at what happened to Senator Elizabeth Warren(D-MA)–her policies are practically unrecognizable from the ones she had when she first set foot in Congress.

Sanders says that although he had a lot of support from younger voters, that didn’t translate into votes. It turns out that young people that want free stuff from the government can’t be bothered to leave their mom’s basement long enough to cast a ballot.

On April 1, Whoopi Goldberg asked Bernie the burning question–what is that path to victory that no one else could see.

It angered some of the Bernie Bros.

But… she was right. It looked like he was bitter and clinging onto a sliver of hope that Biden would sufficiently beclown himself and be rendered unelectable. However, the Democrat voter is apparently not that picky. Despite some considerable and embarrassing gaffes while in self-quarantine in his basement, Biden was still polling well, and it was “fat chance, Jack!” for Bernie.

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Wednesday, concluding a quest for the White House that began five years ago in relative obscurity but ultimately elevated him as a champion of the working class, a standard-bearer of American liberalism and the leader of a self-styled political revolution.

Mr. Sanders’s exit from the race establishes former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. as the presumptive nominee to challenge President Trump, and leaves the progressive movement without a prominent voice in the 2020 race.

In a live stream on Wednesday morning, Mr. Sanders, eloquent but without his characteristic spark, was by turns gracious and resolute as he announced his decision. “I cannot in good conscience continue to mount a campaign that cannot win and which would interfere with the important work required of all of us in this difficult hour,” Mr. Sanders said.
Source: New York Times

Watch his announcement here:

Despite all of the bluster and marketing as an “outsider” Bernie seems to go along and do exactly what the Democrat establishment tells him to do.

It was apparently some prodding from former President Barack Obama that nudged Bernie to drop out of the race. CNN is reporting that “a source familiar with the matter” has said that Barry and Bernie chatted several times over the course of the last few weeks.

Obama and Sanders spoke multiple times in the last few weeks as the Vermont senator determined the future of his campaign, a source familiar with the conversation tells CNN. Sanders’ decision to get out on Wednesday paves the way for Joe Biden, who served as Obama’s vice president for eight years, to become the Democratic nominee.

Obama’s eventual endorsement of Biden and fulsome entry into the campaign, whenever it occurs, will signal a new phase in Democrats’ efforts to defeat President Donald Trump. But the former president backing his one-time running mate is all but a forgone conclusion at this point.

According to the source, Barry said that it was important to keep the eye on the prize–winning back the White House.

“His private counsel consistently emphasized staying focused on the ultimate goal: Winning the White House in November,” the source familiar with Obama’s calls tells CNN.

Obama, the source said, was impressed by the caliber of Democrats who chose to run — and over two dozen did so. But the former president “urged them to keep in mind that we must be well-positioned to unify as a party once we have a nominee,” the source said of the calls.

“While the content of those conversations remains private,” the source said of Obama’s calls with Sanders, “there was always agreement that winning in the fall was paramount.”
Source: CNN

So, we’ll wait and see how Bernie and his supporters take this and if Obama is right about uniting the party. (I’m thinking he’s dead wrong, but we’ll see…)

President Trump has already tweeted several times trolling Bernie, Warren, Biden, AOC, and the Democrats in general. He’s even making an appeal to the disgruntled Bernie Bros who will see this as the Democrats stealing the nomination from Bernie for the second time.

Well, if this is the tweeting that’s going on now…

This is going to be one helluva race for the White House!

I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to the debates between Trump and Biden. Those are going to be fan-freaking-tastic!

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker