It’s Super Tuesday, and it could be a fateful day in history for the Democratic Party. Pat Buchanan notes at his blog that the establishment’s ultimatum is to sink Bernie Sanders. He writes (abridged):
The establishment’s ultimatum: Everyone, get with the program of breaking Bernie and “Go with Joe!” or face retribution.
Of what is the establishment terrified?
That if Sanders is nominated, Donald Trump will crush him in November. And not only will the White House be lost, all hopes of winning the Senate and blocking Trump’s second-term Supreme Court nominees would also be lost.
And not only the Senate but Nancy Pelosi’s House could also be lost. And not only the House but hundreds of down-ballot candidates could also lose, leaving the GOP with the whip hand in redistricting congressional seats through the decade.
Today promises to a fateful one in the history of the Democratic Party, and it will answer many questions:
For the Democratic establishment, the stakes could not be higher and thus that establishment, after Biden’s landslide in South Carolina, is not disguising its interests or demands: Sanders must be denied the nomination, and Biden is the only one who can accomplish that.
Biden might have won South Carolina without the endorsement of veteran African American Congressman Jim Clyburn. But it was Clyburn’s blessing that gave Biden his landslide.
Should Biden win the nomination, still a long shot, he will be in deep political debt.
Look for Biden to put an African American woman on his ticket.
Pat Buchanan. February 3, 2020