And Then There Were Two
With Thursday morning’s news that Senator Elizabeth Warren planned to drop out of the Democratic presidential race, all eyes turned to the two* remaining candidates: former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders.
That was fast. A week ago there were seven candidates on the debate stage. South Carolina began the exodus … Super Tuesday finished it off.
Voters on Super Tuesday made it clear they were interested in clearing the field and getting down to business. Record or near-record turnout across the nation added to that, and the next primaries will determine if Joe Biden continues to hold his delegate lead or if Democrats end up in a contested national convention.
*Technically there are three candidates; however, Tulsi Gabbard hasn’t won any delegates.
-FiveThirtyEight.com: Why Warren Couldn’t Win
-UVa Center for Politics: For Biden, a Stunning Super Tuesday
-FiveThirtyEight.com: Super Tuesday Democrats Picked a Lane: Pragmatism
-Richmond Times-Dispatch, Jeff Schapiro: Analysis: With big Biden win, Virginia reverts to form