Democrats Go Into Free Fall Over Weekend
Democrats Go Into Free Fall Over Weekend
After last week, the remaining Democrats in the presidential primary tried to shake everything off and refocus on New Hampshire. This was hampered because until Sunday evening, there was still no declared winner in the Iowa caucuses.
Now, the Democrats won’t be happy with whatever the result was, given the mess that last Monday turned out to be. Pete Buttigieg has edged out Bernie Sanders, but juuuuuuust barely. Bernie wins the popular vote, but Buttigieg gets more delegates because he won more counties. And it’s only a difference of two delegates, with Buttigieg getting 14 delegates and Bernie getting 12 delegates. But as you can imagine, the Bernie campaign wants those numbers checked.
The announcement brings the end to the dysfunctional and disastrous caucus much closer. Candidates have until noon Central on Monday to request either a full recanvass or recount. Sanders team said Sunday that they will at least request a recanvass.”
“We will request a recanvass of specified precincts,” said Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ senior adviser. “This was an informal review for clerical errors,” he said, referring to the IDP review.”
Weaver said the math in a number of the precincts was “wrong,” and that the Sanders campaign is also considering requesting a recount.”
The Associated Press declined to call the race, following the updated results released on Sunday evening, citing the close margin and still some outstanding apparent inconsistencies in results.”
In other words, this is the recount that never ends, and it goes on and on my friends….
The Democrats desperately want to move on from Iowa, which means that between the debate on Friday and the upcoming primary on Tuesday, New Hampshire is the new home of all the candidates. Unless you’re Elizabeth Warren, pulling a Joe Biden, and calling New Hampshire Massachusetts.
Close but no cigar! Massachusetts is not New Hampshire. A real Native American would’ve never made that blunder, maybe early dementia setting in?!?@Harlan @jeep_sifu @GolightlyGrl427 @Veritasliberty2 @charliekirk11 pic.twitter.com/ZTnyE2ab7y
— deplorabLSUGARH (@13Lshill) February 10, 2020
The Warren gaffe isn’t getting nearly the play that you’d think, because Joe Biden decided to pull out a completely weird insult and call a woman at one of his rallies not just a liar, but…
After a New Hampshire voter asks @JoeBiden why they should trust he can turn his campaign around, he asks if she’s ever been to a caucus before; when she says yes, Biden snaps: "No you haven’t. You’re a lying dog-faced pony soldier." pic.twitter.com/3uxOAu0Ues
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 9, 2020
The Biden campaign is just swirling around the bowl right now. And this is just getting more and more awkward to watch as it goes on. But the problem is that if Biden drops out, Bernie is going to take the nomination running away.
The media, being all in for Warren, is suddenly discovering that Bernie is an old red commie who could drop dead at any second. Jake Tapper tried to pin Bernie down about his commie-loving beliefs, and instead got the spin cycle.
Also, Bernie is now insisting he’s in great health after that heart attack, so he won’t be releasing those medical records like he promised earlier.
Today, @BernieSanders walked back his promise to release his medical records "before the first votes are cast": "You can start releasing medical records, it never ends."
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) February 9, 2020
Bernie Sanders is now the front-runner that nobody wanted, so the target is now on his back. If the media and more moderate Democrats heed the words of James Carville and Chris Matthews, then the knives will be out for Bernie.
The problem is, of course, that’s an awfully big IF. And the other problem is that there isn’t anyone left who is sane, has widespread name recognition, and enough support to wrest this away easily from Bernie or Biden. The Democrats are in free fall, and they just can’t stop themselves.