It’s been a long time coming, but there may no longer be any opportunity to deny it: Joe Biden is going to be the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee.
The former Vice President seemed destined to fail for several weeks, thanks to his unending parade of misstatements, cantankerous behavior, temper tantrums, and simple gibberish. At one point, Biden even called a woman attending one of his town halls a “lying, dog-faced pony soldier”…whatever that means.
It was during these last few weeks that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders began to come into his own, really challenging Biden in national polling. When it came time to get the votes, however, Biden’s recent delegate gathering skill has left Sanders ready to pack it all up.
Bernie’s team is denying rumors that they’re getting ready to wave the white flag, however, despite taking actions that seem to indicate otherwise.
Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign currently has no active Facebook ads, the morning after another disappointing finish in a series of primary contests.
Why it matters: A pause in digital advertising spend on Facebook has been a good indicator that candidates are dropping out of the 2020 race before. Pete Buttigieg and Michael Bloomberg made their Facebook ads inactive hours before they suspended their campaigns.
The state of play: Sanders and his wife Jane are traveling back to Vermont today to “assess the path forward for our campaign,” per a note from his campaign manager Faiz Shakir.
Biden is largely believed to hold an advantage over Sanders in a contest against incumbent President Donald Trump, simply for the fact that Biden’s political leanings lay heavily in the realm of the centrist, while Bernie is nothing short of radical.
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