Democratic presidential contenders Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg dropped out of the primary race for their party’s nomination this weekend, with Buttigieg making the decision on Sunday and Klobuchar dropping out the day after.
Both, however, came to the same decision about which fellow candidate they’d trust to lead their party to victory against Republican Donald Trump in November: former Vice President Joe Biden.
That move could pump more life into Biden’s campaign, adding a boost to the energy he showed this weekend in his South Carolina primary win.
Biden’s vigorous comeback victory shows the jury clearly is still out in a race that could have many surprises on Super Tuesday (March 3). In that key primary vote, 14 states will award 34 percent of the total delegates.
In the five states with the highest number of delegates yet to vote – California, Texas, North Carolina, Virginia and Massachusetts, Bernie Sanders appears to be taking the lead in polling by RealClearPolitics on March 2. Joe Biden comes in as a moderate second place, but with former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg practically snapping at his heels behind him in third. Elizabeth Warren is trailing in fourth and it appears at this point that her campaign is gasping for air.
Of all the Democratic candidates however, Bernie Sanders has raised the most money and continued to shine in the fundraising sector from month to month.
Paying the bills has always been an issue for every campaign, with the exception of Mike Bloomberg, who is personally financing his own campaign, and billionaire Tom Steyer, who has also bowed out of the race. But money isn’t always the deciding factor, as smart campaign advisers hasten to warn their clients. Money may talk, but …
Therefore, it’s important to campaign wisely.