A Note on Joe Biden

With his impressive “firewall”, support from black voters in the South Carolina primary, Joe Biden won his first primary as a presidential candidate, by a large margin over second place finisher Bernie Sanders.   Moderates Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg both dropped out of the race and threw their support to Biden, as did Beto O’Rourke and other high profile Democrats. [1]

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel noted last night that Biden’s South Carolina victory was his first primary win, ever.  I recall Biden had received scant support in his previous presidential runs, in 1984 and 1988.   I looked it up.

At the 1984 Democratic National Convention Biden got one delegate,  0.03% (three hundredths of a percent) of the necessary delegates.  

In 1988, Biden doubled the number of delegates to two,  0.05% (five hundredths of a percent) of the delegates he needed for the nomination.

Just sayin’…

I know everyone in the moderate, establishment wing of the Democratic Party is united in its determination to keep Bernie Sanders from being their candidate (that applies to a lesser extent to Elizabeth Warren, who I have always loved), because America, although on the brink of a second civil war, is considered not ready for bold changes and most Americans are said to hate Socialists of all kinds, and many don’t like Jews either, but… Biden?   Really, man?   Joe can’t even remember the deadpan punchline to “we hold these truths to be self-evident” … “that all men and women (as Biden added) are… you know the rest…”



[1] Meanwhile, billionaire Republican Mike Bloomberg has already outspent his remaining Democratic rivals 10:1 on advertising alone, passing the half billion dollar mark recently.  He is almost up to having spent 1% of his fortune to become the Democratic presidential candidate. He will probably spend up to 5% of his personal wealth ($3,400,000,000.00) for his dream job.

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