Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), the House Majority Whip, recently stated, “I think it is time for us to shut this primary down, it is time for us to cancel the rest of these debates," referring to those upcoming between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Clyburn purportedly wants to dispense with the continuation of the democratic process because he believes there is no conceivable way for Sanders to win the nomination. (Just a couple of weeks ago, most thought there was no path forward for Biden.) Clyburn, and some other Democrats, are concerned that if Biden and Sanders continue to oppose each other through the primaries that end in early June, it could benefit President trump. Clyburn noted, “People will say things that you can’t overcome,” meaning that Sanders could permanently scar Biden with an accusation, weakening him for his general election battle with Trump.
What Clyburn didn’t say, but is almost certainly more to the point, is that Biden’s handlers and Democratic party operatives are terrified that he will continue with his gaffe-fest, potentially damaging his own credibility. (Although, if he hasn’t done so by now, it may, incredibly, prove to be an impossible feat.) So, best to just forget the voters in all the other states that have yet to be afforded their opportunity to weigh in on the little matter of who will be their next president. Let’s wrap this thing up now and batten down the hatches!
This is like an NFL football team coming from behind to take the lead in the third quarter of a conference championship game and then having its coach say, “stop the game, it’s essentially over anyway. We need to get ready for the Super Bowl!”
Besides, it would be patently unfair to deprive Americans the joy of watching a crazy, arm-waving old commie spar with another octogenarian who is quite likely to forget the names of the debate’s moderators…and his opponent. Hell, before long, he might forget his own name. After all, he’s already claimed to be an “Obiden-Bama Democrat.”