Moderates rally around Biden for Super Tuesday
Galvin Zaldivar and Raymond Brooks
Voters will determine the future of the Democratic Party, as it decides who will face Donald Trump in the 2020 Presidential Race.
Super Tuesday, is the day when the largest number of presidential primaries are held to determine a party’s candidate.
The remaining five major candidates will compete for 1,357 delegates, in 14 states, and American Samoa.
The presumptive frontrunner, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, is expected to win big in California, where 415 delegates are up for grabs. According to the polling site FiveThirtyEight, Sanders leads Biden by at least 10 points in The Golden State.
Sanders spent his last campaign rally in St. Paul, MN where he is expected to win 28 per cent of the vote.
“It looks like St. Paul is ready for a political revolution,” he said thanking supporters and volunteers.
Biden also took the time to thank his former rivals on their own hard-fought campaigns despite their own differences of opinion.
“We all share the understanding that together we are going to beat Donald Trump,” he said, “We’re all united on that.”
After a commanding win in South Carolina, Joe Biden, former vice-president under President Obama, has recovered from disappointing results in previous contests such as New Hampshire and Iowa.
Biden has become the standard-bearer for the party’s moderate wing, receiving endorsements from his former rivals, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and Beto O’Rourke.
Extolling the former VP’s record under Obama, Buttigieg said he is confident that Biden would be able to build on a progressive agenda in the future.
“It’s even more than that, it’s the need to bring back dignity to the White House when we have a president that’s tearing this country apart,” he said, speaking at Biden’s campaign rally in Texas yesterday.
Both camps also have major challengers in the form of Elizabeth Warren for Sanders and Michael Bloomberg for Biden, who present themselves as an alternative progressive and moderate candidate respectively.
In her final campaign event at East L.A. College, Warren emphasized the need for a Democratic candidate that can beat Donald Trump in the general election.
“But understand we will do so much more than beat Donald Trump,” she said. “Because this is our moment to build up the America of our best values.”