American presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders bowed out of the election as the coast clears for Joe Biden.
Bernie Sanders drops out of the 2020 presidential race, clearing the coast for Joe Biden’s to the Democratic nomination.
Sen. Bernie Sanders has announced suspension of his Presidential campaign on Wednesday, thereby handing the nomination to the Joe Biden who’s going to face The President Donald Ttump in November.
Bernie made this know in his announcement as he declared;
“I wish I could give you better news, but I think you know the truth, and that is that we are now some 300 delegates behind Vice President Biden, and the path toward victory is virtually impossible,”
Sanders said in a livestream after the call.
“So while we are winning the ideological battle and while we are winning the support of so many young people and working people throughout the country, I have concluded that this battle for the Democratic nomination will not be successful. And so today I am announcing the suspension of my campaign.”
His exit marks the end of a very strong outing and strong contest in the race for the nomination.
However, Biden surged and garnered so much victory in South Carolina that set off a consolidation of moderate voters around the former vice president.
The contest ends now as the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, which halted in-person campaigning for both Sanders and Biden and has led many states to delay their primary elections.
Sanders said he did not make the decision lightly, describing it as a “very difficult and painful decision.”
“Over the past few weeks Jane and I, in consultation with top staff, and many of our prominent supporters, have made an honest assessment of the prospects for victory. If I believed we had a feasible path to the nomination, I would certainly continue the campaign. But it’s just not there,” he said.
Sanders’ departure from the race is a sharp blow to progressives, who rose up during and after the 2016 campaign and commanded the Democratic Party’s Trump era debates over issues like health care, climate change and the effects of growing economic inequality.
“Few would deny that over the course of the past five years, our movement has won the ideological struggle,” Sanders said on Wednesday. “It was not long ago that people considered these ideas radical and fringe. Today, they are mainstream ideas. Many of them are already being implemented in cities and states across the country.”
But even as his policies grew more popular over the years and into the primary season, the Vermont senator struggled to broaden his own support and galvanize a winning coalition.
Whether Bernie will support Joe Biden or not, we will find out in the coming days.
Now, as he did after leaving the 2016 primary, Sanders will seek to influence the presumptive nominee through the means he knows best — from the outside-in.
Meanwhile, Elizabeth Warren has congratulated his relentless fight for America during his campaign.
“Thank you Bernie Sanders, for fighting so relentlessly for America’s working families during this campaign. Your fight for progressive ideas moved the conversation and charted a path for candidates and activists that will change the course of our country and party.
That fight does not end today. We’ll continue it together in the Senate and keep working to hold the wealthy and well-connected accountable to the people.”. She said..
Meanwhile, some his fans are already threatening to sit out from the race.
Their political absolutism will have a tremendous cost that will be borne by people of color, immigrants, Muslims, women, the poor and the climate.
Sanders, like every other Democratic presidential candidate, had long promised to support the eventual nominee. In his remarks Wednesday he congratulated Biden, calling him a “very decent man,” and promised to “work with [Biden] to move our progressive ideas forward.” Biden lauded Sanders in a lengthy statement of his own.