Well, color me surprised that both Buttigieg and Klobuchar have chosen to drop out right before Super Tuesday.
Usually people drop out of Presidential campaigns because they ran out of money. But rarely does someone drop out right before as major an event as Super Tuesday.
Clearly both Buttigied and Klobuchar — who have no love lost between them — wanted to give Biden a boost. They are apparently not fans of the other two Bees — Bernie and Bloomberg — neither one of whom (as I’ve previously stated) is really a Democrat — and wanted to boost Biden at the others expense.
Biden has gotten a nice bounce out of South Carolina, but he’s no more impressive today than he was last week. He does go down very well with the African-American constituency, which is a very important constituency for the Democratic party. Especially African-American women.
Both Buttigieg and Klobuchar (but especially Buttigieg) are well-position to be potential vice-presidential candidates for whomever the nominee is. (Better Buttigieg than Klobuchar, because we still need Klobuchar in the Senate.)
Still in the mix for 2020 are Elizabeth Warren (who promised to stay in until the convention) and Tulsi Gabbard. For what it’s worth, Bill Weld is still hanging around on the Republican side.
We’ll know a lot more at this time on Wednesday, about things have played out here. A large number of people will finally have their say, including the monster states of Texas and California.