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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 02:26 PM

17. Yes


It was a bad strategy for Sanders to skip the southern states. The goal for Sanders would not be to win those states, but rather prevent Biden or anyone else (Bloomberg?) from having massive wins there. A massive win changes the psychology of the race, and that is what happened with Biden and South Carolina. South Carolina showed that Joe could win, and win big.

A lot of voters on Super Tuesday said that they made up their mind last minute who they were going to vote for. This benefited Biden. If Sanders ran a strong second in South Carolina, Joe might not have had a big, last minute surge. Sanders might have done much better on Super Tuesday, and Joe might never be able to catch him. Instead, there was a large turnout for Biden.

Timing is important in politics, and Joe's win in South Carolina set the stage for a very good Super Tuesday for Joe Biden. My original point was that Bernie could have prevented this had he run stronger in South Carolina. When the history books are written, South Carolina will be noted as the beginning of the end for Bernie Sanders, I think. Bernie made a serious error by not campaigning more in South Carolina.
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