It’s becoming increasingly obvious how scared the Democrat establishment is about the rise of Bernie Sanders.
In the last 24 hours, both Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar have dropped out of the race and have rushed to back Joe Biden.
NBC News reports:
Biden joined in Texas by rivals-turned-endorsers Buttigieg, Klobuchar and O’Rourke
Riding a wave of big endorsements, Joe Biden appeared on stage with former rivals Amy Klobuchar and Beto O’Rourke on Monday night and presented his emerging two-person race with Bernie Sanders as a battle for the soul of the Democratic Party one day before a critical swath of contests that will shape the race.
Pete Buttigieg flew from South Bend, Indiana, to Dallas to endorse Biden before his rally but returned home and did not join the former vice president at the event.
At the rally, Biden told cheering supporters that Super Tuesday voters are “going to determine what this party stands for, what we believe and what we’re going to get done” — and took a series of swipes at Sanders.
“If Democrats want a nominee who will build on Obamacare, not scrap it; take on the NRA and gun manufacturers, protect our children; who’ll stand up for the middle class, not raise their taxes and make promises that can’t be kept, then join us,” Biden said. “If Democrats want a nominee who’s a Democrat, a lifelong Democrat, a proud Democrat, a lifelong Democrat, then join us. We can either win big or lose big, that’s the choice.”
People are wondering if some sort of backroom deal was made.
Both Buttigieg and Klobuchar dropped out of the race before Super Tuesday…
With plans to endorse Joe Biden…
How much were they paid by the DNC to help rig this election against Bernie Sanders? 🤔
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) March 2, 2020
it's a pretty glaring red-pill to realize that Someone sat down with both Klobuchar and Buttigieg and told them to fall in line
— Michael Malice (@michaelmalice) March 2, 2020
Isn't it obvious that Quid-pro-quo Biden has promised Buttigieg & Klobuchar for cabinet positions in exchange for their drop-out & endorsement? #DemocratsAreCorrupt #VoteRedToSaveAmerica2020https://t.co/bTIjWOcFUj
— Catt (@CattHarmony) March 3, 2020
The funniest part of all of this is that it's a lead-pipe cinch that Biden will not live up to whatever he promised Klobuchar and Buttigieg. We know this, as this is how Biden operates.
— David Dayen (@ddayen) March 2, 2020
It probably won’t matter in the end anyway.