Senator Bernie Sanders Has Officially Ended His 2020 Presidential Bid
After ending his Presidential Bid, Bernie Sanders cleared the path for Joe Biden. Sanders announced to his staffers in his hometown of Vermont.
Although Sanders was very popular among millennials and younger voters, the senator faced an uphill battle. Lackluster performances in debates and primaries left the senator on the outside looking in.
Furthermore, Sanders’s cause was not helped by coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. Several states held primaries Tuesday despite the social distancing order in place. The plan was for the senator to make a push during these elections, but his team was against holding the elections at all, stating:
“holding this election amid the coronavirus outbreak is dangerous, disregards the guidance of public health experts, and may very well prove deadly.”
Due to this, the campaign opted out of any “get out and vote” activities that usually bring in more voters who are Sanders friendly. It now seems inevitable that Joe Biden will receive the democratic nomination for president.
Biden spoke Tuesday night as if he already knew Sanders would be pulling out the race. The former vice president said, “I want to thank Bernie Sanders and his supporters for their tireless energy and their passion. We share a common goal, and together we’ll defeat Donald Trump.”
After the official announcement of Bernie Sanders ending his presidential campaign, Biden put out a statement.
To Bernie and Jane, as friends, from Jill and me: You haven’t just run a political campaign; you’ve created a movement. And make no mistake about it, we believe it’s a movement that is as powerful today as it was yesterday. That’s a good thing for our nation and our future.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 8, 2020
As America struggles to deal with the coronavirus and its effects. It is interesting that the candidate whose policies are most needed during this time is calling it quits. Conversely, no time in history has further proved the need for a universal healthcare system and free college education. Yet American citizens will most likely get caught up in the cat and mouse game between politicians and big business.
What do you guys think about Bernie Sanders ending his Presidential Campaign? Was it the best move to help the democratic party defeat Trump? Or could Bernie have made an improbable comeback?
Lastly, let us know your thoughts in the comments.