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Looking ahead: What Sanders dropping out means for the race for the White House

Looking ahead: What Sanders dropping out means for the race for the White House


MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) – Sen. Bernie Sanders is ending his bid for president, but his efforts to shape the Democratic Party’s platform and policies will continue.

“We must continue working to assemble as many delegates as possible as the Democratic Convention – where we will be able to exert significant influence over the party platform,” Sanders said in a speech that concluded his campaign.

In order to continue amassing delegates, Sanders told supporters he will continue to stay on the ballot in remaining primary states.

“This is a similar strategy that we saw Sanders adopt in 2016,” Eleanor Powell, a political science professor at UW-Madison, told CBS 58 in an interview. Following the end of his campaign in 2016, Sanders used the leverage of his delegate count to spur change for how super delegates are used for the DNC.

On top of that, Joe Biden, now the presumptive nominee, has the task of unifying the party and leading a campaign during a pandemic.

“There’s just a lot of uncertainty right now about how the campaigns will unfold,” Powell said. “Trying to convey his vision for the country and what he would do while not undercutting the president during a time of crisis, it’s a very delicate line to walk.”

In the April 1 Marquette University Law School Poll, Biden leads President Trump 48 percent to 45 percent, though that is within the margin of error.

In reaction to Sanders dropping out, President Trump released a series of tweets, highlighting division within the party.

Going forward, the next major campaign move for Biden is selecting his running mate. In a debate in March, Biden committed to picking a woman as his vice president. Several reports list Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin as a potential selection.

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Homer 52 days ago
How much money did the media milk Bernie's campaign for?

$200,000,000 spent by a LOSER.

Where did that money go? It went to pot licking media organizations for political advertisements full of lies. How do we know they are lies? The media tells us...

The media doesn't care who is running, what their position on issues are. The media is only concerned about getting paid.

Who controlled the debates? The media!

Who decided who can debate on the media's stage? The media!

What was the SINGLE CRITERIA to be allowed on the media's state? $$$$$$$$$. It's an auction. Candidates must bid to debate.

Despite being hated by the media, how did Trump get elected President? He had his own $$$$$,

CBS nationally, and WDJT 58 Milwaukee should come clean on this by declaring how much they received from each candidate. And what percent of the CBS advertising budget these political campaigns represented.

With computer animation, replace "Ken and Barbie" News anchors with avatars.

Lawrence 53 days ago
Bernie speaks out on things most people do not want to think about.
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