With 19 successes out of 27 states having voted, Joe Biden’s advance now seems insurmountable for Bernie Sanders in view of the democratic nomination for the presidential election.
The pressure increased on Wednesday on Bernie Sanders, who will take stock of his campaign in the race for the White House after a new series of defeats in the Democratic primaries against Joe Biden.
The independent senator returned to Vermont to “assess” in the coming weeks his chances of being the one who will face Donald Trump in the presidential election on November 3, his campaign team said the day after the slap in the three states in Game.
“Senator Sanders will speak with his supporters to assess his campaign,” Faiz Shakir told the Washington Post . “The next primary is at least three weeks away,” he added after polls in several states were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Far behind Biden
Bernie Sanders, 78, a self-proclaimed “socialist”, has been under pressure since late February. Despite a difficult start, his rival Joe Biden went on to win and won on Tuesday in Arizona, Florida and Illinois. With 19 successes out of 27 states having voted, the advance of the former American vice-president now seems insurmountable with a view to the democratic nomination for the presidential election.
Former Missouri senator Claire McCaskill said on MSNBC that it was “time” for Bernie Sanders to step down in favor of a candidate “who clearly has the voters’ preference.”
Bernie Sanders will however “have many delegates and power to influence the democratic program” at the party convention scheduled for mid-July, she said.
For Robby Sherwood, Democratic leader of Arizona, the senator from Vermont now has “no way, no valid reason to continue.”
According to the specialized company Advertising analytics, Bernie Sanders’ team stopped their campaign spots on Facebook and on television. It could be the first sign of an upcoming withdrawal, even though its communications director Mike Casca has fiercely denied any abandonment yet.
Biden and Sanders, a common vision?
Joe Biden, 77, has made a spectacular comeback by bringing together the moderate camp, including several former presidential candidates and influential elected officials who see him as the best candidate to “beat Donald Trump”, number one goal Democrats.
After announcing that he was adopting proposals to the far left of Bernie Sanders and former candidate Elizabeth Warren, he addressed the young voters of Mr. Sanders on Tuesday evening: “I heard you, I know what is at stake, I know what we have to do! “
Despite disagreements on “tactics”, the two men share “a common vision” on health, inequality or global warming, he said in his speech broadcast on the internet, coronavirus crisis requires.
Joe Biden recalled Wednesday his experience as vice president saying that the country needs a leader “who will be ready from day one”, especially in the fight against the Covid-19 .
For his part, Donald Trump, who became the Republican candidate for November unsurprisingly on Tuesday, estimated that the race was already over for Bernie Sanders, as in 2016 when he bowed to Hillary Clinton, the candidate supported by the democratic leaders.