Thanks to a “crushing” loss in South Carolina, Pete Buttigieg has suspended his bid for the democrat presidential nomination.
According to the New York Times, “a person briefed on Mr. Buttigieg’s plans said on Sunday, following a crushing loss in the South Carolina primary where his poor performance with black Democrats signaled an inability to build a broad coalition of voters.”
The move to drop out makes sense within the most likely Club pattern to support Joe Biden. Buttigieg drops out now ahead of Super-Tuesday allowing less fragmentation of the vote.
It will be interesting to see if he follows a Club plan to endorse Joe Biden because Buttigieg previously wrote high praise for Bernie Sanders.
Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar will stay-in to block Bernie’s delegate count in Massachusetts and Minnesota respectively (both states vote on Super Tuesday). Klobuchar will likely drop-out after Tuesday. Warren might follow.
So, now the field includes a woman who claimed all her life to be a “native American,” one socialist elderly white man, one perverted, mentally incapable white man, and one other elderly white man who is determined to disarm the American population.