|Biden’s Maginot Line: Campaign Tanks|
By John Fredericks and Curtis Ellis
Feb. 3, 2020
Washington, D.C.–We have heard this from the DNC apologists and their sycophant phony pundits for months: don’t worry about Iowa or New Hampshire, Joe Biden’s firewall in South Carolina is impregnable. It will propel him to Super Tuesday victories and his campaign will be an inexorable juggernaut, culminating in his Milwaukee nomination.
No Super-Delegates need apply.
Today’s most recent South Carolina poll, before the Iowa or New Hampshire results are in, make Biden’s once mighty firewall look like the French Maginot line.
It’s about to crumble.
Biden’s once laugh-test lead of 31 points has melted to five over Bernie Sanders. This is now a horse race, and Sanders will have all the momentum coming out of big potential wins in Iowa and New Hampshire. If Biden loses South Carolina, he’ll never make it to Super-Tuesday.
To add insult to Biden’s probable debacle, his primary surrogate in Iowa, former Secretary of State John Kerry, was allegedly overheard on a phone call in a hotel lobby of the Renaissance Savery Hotel plotting to get into the race.
After returning from a Biden rally where he talked more than his hapless candidate, Kerry was caught explaining what he would have to do to enter the fray amid “the possibility of Bernie Sanders taking down the Democratic Party — down whole.”
Think about this. Joe Biden’s number one and highest profile surrogate – who has been in Iowa for weeks – gets back from a campaign event with his candidate and discusses options to get in the race himself.
Not exactly an inspiring vote of confidence.
Kerry was actually overheard by an NBC News analyst saying “maybe I’m f—ing deluding myself here” and explaining that to run, he’d have to step down from the board of Bank of America and give up his ability to make paid speeches. Kerry said donors like venture capitalist Doug Hickey would have to “raise a couple of million,” adding that such donors, “now have the reality of Bernie.”
Kerry later vehemently denied he was considering a presidential run, and sent an expletive laced tweet to dispute it. The former Secretary soon deleted the tweet and cleaned it up.
But the damage to Biden is palpable.
Kerry was obviously so frustrated by Biden’s decaying campaign that he investigated a run of his own. This coming after spending the day stumping for his candidate.
DNC SO DESPERATE THEY’D RATHER GO WITH A REPUBLICAN
Biden’s fall from grace opens the door for former Republican New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is poised to emerge as the most viable Goldman-Sachs / Silicon Valley unity big finance and big tech candidate to bail out the corporatists – who really run the national Democratic Party.
But the Democratic party establishment is going to discover what the Republican feckless establishment learned in 2016: establishment attacks on the outsider, in this case Bernie, just make him the stronger.
When DNC leaders attack Bernie – by changing the rules, suppressing polls or setting their hair on fire and jumping in the race – that just confirms to voters this is the dynamite they need to blow up the old order.
People want an outsider who will shake things up. They are sick and tired of the same old same old.
And nothing says same old same old like Joe Biden. He hasn’t had an original thought in 20 years, and those he had before that were wrong.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) concluded her Iowa campaign with this nugget of inspiration: “Don’t screw this up!”
Interpretation: screw Bernie.
The “vote for me because I’m more electable” that you hear from Biden, Klobuchar, etc, is an appeal to fear – go with the “safe bet.”
But people aren’t afraid anymore – they are mad at the establishment that has sold them down the river. And let their jobs go to China.
An independent who voted for President Trump in 2016 in New Hampshire said he was looking for an outsider who would shake things up “even if it meant he would do crazy stuff.”
The more the “moderates” call Bernie crazy, the more voters will say, “Great – just what I’m looking for.”