Amy and Mayor Pete dropped out of the race yesterday and endorsed Joe Biden. No surprise there, except perhaps in the timing. Whether there was a deal made or there was severe pressure from the Party elite, it is impossible to tell at this point. Elizabeth Warren is still in the race, apparently with the party’s blessing, both because she is no threat to take the nomination and because she takes votes away from Bernie. How she can justify to herself staying in the race at this point testifies both to her colossal ego and her capacity for self-delusion.
Interestingly, the fly in the ointment here is the one brought in by the top Commissars in the Party, Mike Bloomberg. He was supposed to be the safety valve, one with wads of cash. Now it seems he just might upset the Biden applecart, splitting the liberal vote and handing Sanders a plurality of delegates by this time tomorrow. Maybe not. But it will be interesting to see how the establishment members of the Democratic Party Politbureau react.
For the real powers in the DNC, it is all about control. They have already lost control of the House. Not to Republicans but rather to their radical left-wing base. They are not taking that situation lying down, though, as more and more stories emerge about Omar’s alleged incestuous marriage and immigration fraud. They would not be able to primary AOC out of the way. But there have been stories already floated that in the redistricting that takes place after the census causes NY to lose a House seat, hers might be the one to go poof!
What a difference a day makes. By this time tomorrow, we will have many questions answered, but those answers are likely to generate new and more exciting questions. Buckle up. This is going to be a bumpy ride!