The Democratic Party has been indecisive, to say the least. Their ability to efficiently choose a candidate for the 2020 election has been an embarrassing failure of what was once a well-oiled political machine.
Could it be Hillary Clinton’s undue influence in the last general election that has the party loose from their moorings? Will she be back to shake it up once again?
These questions have yet to be answered, but what we do know is that on-again, off-again frontrunner Joe Biden is struggling to maintain his lead over the simultaneous surging of two economically-focused candidates in Liz Warren and Bernie Sanders.
Now, in all-too-critical New Hampshire, the former Vice President will be forced to work overtime.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden suffered a precipitous drop in the latest New Hampshire poll, falling to the lowest point his campaign has seen this election, while Sen. Bernie Sanders recaptured his first-place spot narrowly over Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Sanders was the first choice of 21 percent of likely Democratic primary voters, followed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 18 percent, Biden at 15 percent and South Bend (Ind.) Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 10 percent, according to the Granite State Poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire and co-sponsored by CNN.
With his fourth-place finish, Buttigieg becomes the fourth candidate to qualify for the sixth officially sanctioned primary debate in December, co-sponsored by POLITICO and PBS. He joins Biden, Sanders and Warren as the first qualifiers for the debate at the University of California-Los Angeles.
Both Biden and Sanders have been confronted with concerns about their age during this election cycle, with both men on the downhill side of their 70’s.
Candidate Biden has also been haunted by concerns over he and his son’s involvement in business dealings within Ukraine – a key angle in the Democrats’ latest impeachment inquiry.
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