May the best man win.
If you’re here to read about how last night’s primary elections went, I’ll just leave this iconic Bloomberg tweet here to sum up our current political climate:
Democrats, Republicans, Independents, even those overseas: we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s been a long and grueling political headache to get here, starting with nearly 30 Democratic candidates back in 2019 all the way down to the 3 that we currently have now. I’m not sure about you, but I need an Advil and a nap.
One by one, Caucus after primary, these candidates are dropping like flies. Buttigeg? Hardly knew him. Klobuchar? Better luck next time. Last night following the results of the Super Tuesday primaries, another one bit the dust: Bloomberg bid adieu to his presidential bid. As each one makes their exit, they all have one thing to say: Vote for Biden.
Their supporters seem to be listening, too. The Super Tuesday primary elections involved a whopping 15 states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, and the American Samoa. Biden nearly did a clean sweep, winning a surprising 10 states, with Bernie only winning 4, Bloomberg winning the American Samoa, and Warren coming in dead last winning none. Ouch.
That said, it’s likely we’re on the heels of a Warren drop out followed by a mystery endorsement. So what happens when Bernie and Biden go head to head, but neither are willing to back down?
Well, right now their delegate count is pretty neck-and-neck. While Biden currently holds a lead with 513, Bernie isn’t too far behind with 461. But if these numbers continue to fluctuate, things could get even messier with a brokered convention. What’s that? Something no one wants, where neither candidate holds a majority of their delegates and the journey to the official Democratic Nominee continues. Hopefully, this doesn’t happen, but who knows these days—it feels like anything is possible at this point.
The waiting game is on, as the next Democratic debate isn’t until March 15th. Until then, I expect to see a lot of Facebook ads and a lot of Twitter hashtags.
To avoid an even bigger dumpster fire, it’s clear that people have to unite. Sure, not everybody agrees on political policies and arguments can get heated pretty quickly. But if there’s one thing no one likes, it’s political anxiety. Whether your favorite candidate doesn’t support a policy or your sister has a different set of beliefs, politics has the divisive power of a thousand suns. But it’s time to stop yelling, accept that people think differently, and just try and cooperate because no matter which side you fall on, no one enjoys a messy election process.