Presidential candidate Joe Biden significantly expanded his delegate lead with three big wins in Michigan, Missouri and Mississippi tonight, bringing the future of the Sanders campaign into question. Strengthening his path to the nomination, the former VP’s wins made a statement of who Democrats feel will beat Donald Trump in the General Election. A Democratic insider claimed: “this is how a democrat wins in November.”
It’s been coined “Joementum”, i.e., the momentum Joe Biden gained like a freight train coming out of his South Carolina win that left the Sanders campaign blindsided and had naysayers scratching their heads. Since then, with his superlative performance on Super Tuesday , Biden’s electoral momentum has grown by leaps and bounds in such a short period of time that the term “Joementum” is the only way to describe it.
Whilst he may have once been considered “down and out,” “also ran,” or whatever the case may be, “Uncle Joe,” as his most fervent supporters call him, has now become the clear frontrunner, surpassing Bernie Sanders, who, prior to March 3rd, had moderates and center-left liberals clutching their proverbial pearls at the thought that the leftist ‘socialist’ might take the reigns of the Democratic party.
Now, with his wins in the South and the rust belt, Joe seems to be the candidate who will take the reins in a race to the nomination. Biden’s salient qualities include empathy, decency, humanity and connection, traits which one might argue are sorely lacking in the current President of the United States.
In other news, the coronavirus is also affecting the campaign trail. The Biden and Sanders campaigns have both cancelled their Tuesday night rallies in an abundance of caution for public health safety. It remains to be seen how the viral pandemic will affect the rest of the campaign, and/or if it will affect voter turnout. Until then, it is onward to the next primaries to be held onMarch 17th. Let’s see if the Joementum continues. See you there.