Cheater: Super Tuesday and its calamitous candidates


Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America / CC BY-SA

Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard are the three remaining Democratic presidential candidates in the race.

Blake Cheater

The Democratic Party, as if they weren’t fractured enough, deepened the hole between the progressives and moderates during Super Tuesday, which if you aren’t aware, is a really big deal–hence the ‘super.’ 

There are two big wins on Super Tuesday, Texas and California, and just like the party, they were split between two candidates, Sanders and Biden. Many fought for delegates on Tuesday: Warren, Bloomberg, Klobuchar, Gabbard and Buttigieg, but they unsurprisingly fell short. All but Gabbard have since dropped out, formally endorsing Biden, except for Warren, so the progressive in the room, Sanders, doesn’t get the nomination. That leaves Sanders, Biden and Gabbard gnawing at each other for the oh-so-beloved nomination. 

It’s safe to say that the race is between Biden and Sanders. Gabbard won a whopping two delegates. At the end of the day, it comes down to the numbers, and Gabbard just doesn’t have the support she needs. 

Meanwhile, most of those who have dropped out are backing Biden, trying to undermine Bernie’s socialist agenda. Let’s face it, most of the U.S. has taken a history or economics class and knows a thing or two about the abhorrent suffering that socialism and communism cause. However, those that haven’t light up when they hear “free stuff” but couldn’t tell you how exactly the government pays for said free stuff. Sanders has a plan for how he’ll pay for everything, but his estimates are grossly conservative. His flawed analyses don’t account for long-term spending on his projects and don’t show any specifics. Also, his ludicrous $53 trillion federal spending plan would roughly double the size of the government. Ah, I can almost hear the libertarian screams. 

It seems most of the Democratic Party realized how erroneous Sanders’s financial plans are and have gathered around Biden to stop the progressive wave as shown on Tuesday. Biden won ten states while Sanders took four, including his home state of Vermont. Biden’s big gains place him just above with 627 delegates compared to Sanders’s 551 at press time. Time will tell if his momentum will continue, but personally, I think it will. Biden has the backing of almost every other candidate while Sanders is marooned on an island lacking party leaders’ support. That being said, Sanders won’t back down easily, and Biden will still have to assiduously work to get the nomination. 

However, just like every good politician, Biden is surrounded by scandal. Among these are creepy photos of him getting a little too far inside people’s bubbles and when he once said that “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.” Yes, he really said that at a campaign rally and futilely tried to correct himself. 

Bernie has also been vehemently criticized for his unrivaled hypocrisy. His vilification of the upper class is almost funny since he himself owns three homes. As Obi-Wan Kenobi beautifully puts it, Bernie has “become the very thing [he] swore to destroy.” 

Thus, I have come to one conclusion: all the candidates are terrible. Sanders can’t figure out economics, Biden’s never heard of personal space, and Trump is just, well, Trump.