Bye Bye Bernie: Sanders Finally Drops Out Of Race

(TheFreedomFlag.Com)- In this morning’s segment of anticlimactic political news, this just in: Bernie Sanders has dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination for president.
It was long expected that Sanders would drop out of the race, as he has been on a steady descent from the top of the delegate leaderboard ever since early March. With Sanders out of the race, former vice president Joe Biden is the only person left.
By withdrawing from the race on Wednesday, Sanders is now the first candidate since 1972 (Ed Muskie) to win both the New Hampshire primary and Iowa caucuses and not win his party’s nomination. Despite the fact that he won’t be his party’s candidate for president come November, though, Sanders still believes he won.
In his parting speech, Sanders claimed credit for pulling the party further to the left over the last five years with his campaign this year and in 2016 when he lost to Hillary Clinton. As he said:
“Few would deny that over the course of the past five years, our movement has won the ideological struggle. During the primary elections, exit polls showed in state after state a strong majority of Democratic primary voters supported a single government health insurance program to replace private insurance. That was true even in states where our campaign did not prevail.
“The future of this country is with our ideas.”
Sanders emerged as the Democratic frontrunner in the early primary states, but that came to an abrupt halt when the campaign trail reached South Carolina. Biden won in a landslide in that diverse state and then proceeded to romp Sanders and the other candidates on Super Tuesday.
Biden never looked back after that.
For his part, Biden called Sanders a “great leader” and said he wanted him to be part of his “journey” to the White House. And it seems like Sanders will take Biden up on his offer … sort of. Even though he’s suspending his campaign, Sanders said he would remain on the ballot for all remaining primaries so he could amass as many delegates as he could so that he could exert more influence over the party. That’s probably not what Biden had in mind.
With Bernie now officially out of the picture, all of the campaigning can now turn squarely to November, where the former vice president will face off against the current president in what is sure to be a heated — and potentially ugly — race. President Donald Trump has never hidden his distaste for former President Barack Obama and that distaste often spills over to Biden, Obama’s vice president, as well.
Trump calls Biden “sleepy Joe” in a lot of his tweets and remarks, and that’s probably calm compared to what’s about to come Biden’s way.
No matter who wins the General Election in November and takes office in January 2021, he will become the oldest president in U.S. history. By election day, both candidates will be older than Ronald Regan was when he became the oldest person to win a presidential election in 1984.