It certainly appears, at least at this late hour, that Super Tuesday hasn’t really settled much when it comes to the 2020 Democratic field.
Former Vice President Joe Biden has shown that he isn’t quite out of the running just yet. This comes as supporters of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders continue to cry foul regarding their candidate’s treatment at the hands of the Democratic Party.
For what it’s worth, Sanders has made things difficult for Biden by winning some of the biggest prizes in the delegate count, including what appears to be a victory in California.
But, if we’re looking to see who has been the most embarrassed by the results thus far, that distinction undoubtedly belongs to Elizabeth Warren.
The future of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign was in serious doubt after she finished a surprisingly weak third in Tuesday’s Democratic primary in her home state of Massachusetts.
The disappointing result in the state she represents and a decidedly underwhelming showing in other Super Tuesday contests — she had built an impressive campaign infrastructure stretching across much of the country — marked a striking collapse for the onetime favorite of progressives who was known for having a plan for nearly everything.
On top of mediocre showings in the first four contests — she never finished higher than third place — Warren trailed significantly in the delegate count. Tuesday’s results could speed her exit from the race.
Warren finished behind former Vice President Joe Biden, who won the Massachusetts primary, and fellow progressive Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who attracted 10,000-plus people to a rally last weekend on Boston Common — mere miles from Warren’s home near Harvard University.
Warren’s reticence to drop out of the race thus far has earned her the ire of Sanders’ supporters, who fear that the progressive Massachusetts Senator is costing their candidate a number of possible delegates by splitting the radical voting bloc that exists within the Democratic Party.