Wanna Beat Sanders? Hope He Wins South Carolina
If you are former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, or former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, or Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn), you should be quietly rooting for a one-time-never-to-be-repeated-again event: a Bernie Sanders win in South Carolina Saturday. It is arguably, and soon mathematically, their only chance to win elsewhere.
Prevail here, and Sen. Sanders (I-Vt.) will turn former Vice President Joe Biden’s political “firewall” into a five-alarm conflagration incinerating any prospect he has left to win. Lose in South Carolina, and this very likable but always gaffe-able public servant will be left with little money, even less credibility and the clear message that voters tired of his message that a return to yesterday is somehow a bold move into tomorrow.