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Sanders to "Assess" Candidacy After Another Biden Rout

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    Senator Bernie Sanders campaign announced he will be "accessing" the future of his campaign after another demoralizing night of primaries that almost certainly made his path to the nomination all but impossible.

    Vice President Biden romped Sanders in Arizona, Illinois, and Florida, handily beating the Senator in each contest. In Florida alone, Biden beat Sanders by a whopping 600,000 votes. The Senator didn't fare any better in the other two states that voted. Ohio's primary was postponed to a later date.

    I'm not a betting man, but I can't imagine that Sanders will continue his candidacy much longer. The math is not on his side and he risks alienating millions of voters who want to see Democrats unite to take on President Trump in the general election. The writing couldn't be more clearly written on the wall than it is right now.

    How Senator Sanders decides to handle these next days and weeks will determine how united the Democrats are for the general election. I honestly believe he will do the gracious thing and full his wholehearted support behind Biden. This primary hasn't had the vitriol and outright hostility that dominated the 2016 race and I think even die hard Bernie supporters recognize (even if they won't say it out loud) that this election is different.

    The Sanders campaign didn't give any further information about the Senator's thinking, but I have a feeling we will be hearing something from him within the week.

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    Agreed, I expect him to step back soon. Saw an interesting video on how Sanders could use the gesture to take lead role. Thought they raised some good points here. I do think he would be a good person in a role like this:

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    justin412 Wrote:

    How Senator Sanders decides to handle these next days and weeks will determine how united the Democrats are for the general election. I honestly believe he will do the gracious thing and full his wholehearted support behind Biden. This primary hasn't had the vitriol and outright hostility that dominated the 2016 race and I think even die hard Bernie supporters recognize (even if they won't say it out loud) that this election is different.

    Even though I definitely wanted a Sanders presidency over Biden, I can see the importance of Sanders passing his support over to Biden once the time comes. It's most likely already here.. But after what happened in 2016, it's hard to say whether the tide will dramatically turn to Sanders favor. Not likely, but hard to say for sure.

    And you're right, this election is wildly different than 2016 in the way of who everyone is voting for, and more importantly, why they're voting for that person. It's pretty clear that whoever the democratic nominee is the supporters will be pushing hard to take Trump out of office, no matter if they originally wanted Sanders or Biden or whoever. That push wasn't there for 2016, or at least it wasn't any where near as important as is now.

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    Assessment concludes. Bernie Sanders just officially suspended his campaign.

    Biden is the presumptive nominee now. But until the convention happens, its not a guarantee he is the nominee yet. I mean I am 99% sure he is, but crazier things have happened.

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    Sad to see Bernie go out. I was really hoping to see him become the nominee and eventually take out Trump. I'm a bit worried to see how Biden can handle debating Trump. He's really going to have to be in tip top shape to handle what Trump is going to bring to the table. Not in the way of facts or actual point of views on anything of course.. But in the way that Trump talks over everyone and has the ultimate goal of being the loudest on stage. I hope it doesn't get Biden too frustrated. That's exactly what Trump will be trying to do.