Opinion – Just a fortnight ago, Joe Biden was considered out of touch and cash strapped. Tonight the headlines, all over, describe Joe Biden as the comeback kid gaining the much-needed momentum as Super Tuesday draws to a close.
Biden led in eight constituencies, Sanders in three and three were still too close to call. At one point, both Sanders and Biden were tied at 28.6 percent in Texas and a minute later, Biden was up by 1,250 votes. While the numbers seem exciting, Joe Biden won states that he did not visit or spend any money on advertising in those states.
Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist, has overwhelmingly captured the minds of young America and Latino America. He boasts of a mere $18.50 per person average amounting to the 46 million dollars raised by his campaign. While Bernie seems to be right on the pulse of working America, tonight shows that his campaign has suffered the most with both Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar throwing their weight behind former Vice-President Joe Biden.
The final straw in the Sanders campaign will be when Michael Bloomberg, the third most popular candidate, decides to throw his support behind Joe Biden but that might not happen just yet.
The fact of the matter remains that the democratic young population accounts for just 13% of all votes while people aged 35 and over represent 67%, according to CNN.
Warren, Buttigieg, Klobuchar, Biden and Bloomberg’s campaigns all target the older voters. The 67% hold the key to the Democratic nomination and the majority of this percentage do not believe that Bernie Sanders is the right candidate that can successfully challenge Donald Trump.