Tuesday results in six states for Dems largely replicated Biden’s pre-scripted week ago Super Tuesday triumph over Sanders.
As the saying goes, there never was any doubt. The race to be Dem standard bearer in November against Trump appears all over except for the formal anointment—perhaps coming well before July convention proceedings with Sanders conceding the inevitable to Biden in the weeks ahead.
Biden named Dem standard bearer is coming as pre-ordained by powerful monied interests.
It was baked in the cake from the get-go—dirty business as usual triumphing over even modest positive changes.
Each US election cycle, things are manipulated to prevent an outbreak of peace, equity, justice, and democracy the way it should be.
Republicans and Dems are two sides of the same coin on major issues.
There’s nary a difference between them on military Keynesianism, a permanent state of war on invented enemies, corporate favoritism over the public welfare, and cracking down hard against governance of, by, and for everyone equitably.
Trump and Biden are political twins, both figures on the wrong side of virtually everything just societies cherish—neither fit for public office at any level.
They both represent how an overnight emailer described Biden, calling him “a supreme example of everything wrong with America.”
Judge politicians by their records, not their rhetoric and promises, exercises in mass deception time and again.
Biden and Trump are classic examples. Both figures serve powerful interests exclusively at the expense of what benefits most people.
Scrutiny of their records reveals the true measure of what they stand for—notably their opposition to governance serving everyone equitably, why both demand public rejection, not support.
On mini-Super Tuesday March 10, Biden won Michigan, Missouri, Idaho, and Mississippi.
With most votes counted in Washington state, Sanders and Biden are virtually tied, the Vermont senator taking North Dakota.
As things now stand, Biden has a near-insurmountable 823–663 delegate count lead ahead of Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania primaries where the former vice president leads in pre-election polls.
Sanders is ahead in New York by a wide margin that could narrow considerably by April 28, date of the NY primary election.
According to a post-Super Tuesday Quinnipiac University national poll released Monday (conducted from March 5–8), Biden leads Sanders by 19 points—a 54–35% margin.
An astonishing 77% of Dem and Dem-leaning respondents viewed him favorably, only 13% seeing him as unfavorable—showing the power of propaganda works.
Most voting-age Americans have little or no knowledge of Biden’s record in office as US senator and vice president.
Awareness of his opposition to peace, the public welfare, and racist policies would have made it virtually impossible for him to be favored over other Dems.
According to Quinnipiac University poll analyst Tim Malloy, it “looks very much like the Biden resurgence could be a fatal blow to” Sanders.
For US voters, pocket book issues heavily influence who they’ll support in November.
If the economy is sound, incumbent US presidents are favored to win over opponents, how races usually turn out.
If there’s a US recession in 2020, incumbents are more vulnerable to be defeated.
The current state of the US economy is weak. According to Shadowstats economist John Williams, Fed “loss of systemic control (was) brought to a head by the (emergence of COVID-19 and) collapsing oil prices.”
Recession looms or already began. Downward revisions of economic data are likely ahead, especially in a weakening consumer sector.
If conditions deteriorate further between now and November, Trump could be a one-term president.
For the vast majority of Americans, it matters little which right wing of the one-party state controls the White House and/or Congress.
Dirty business as usual continues as always without missing a beat.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.” Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.