As of this writing, there are over 245,000 cases of the Coronavirus Nationwide, over 1 Million Worldwide, taken over 6,000 lives in the United States. In this new reality, the majority of Americans are quarantined at home; the majority of U.S. businesses, especially restaurants and small businesses across the country, have been rocked to a halt; and the front line soldiers against this faceless enemy are doctors, nurses, and hospital staff that do not have the proper protection to save lives.
All while President Trump has seen his presidency crumbling day by day. Shockingly taken 3 and a half years, amidst every other scandal and impeachment, Trump’s horrible response to the virus, including but not limited to: misinformation and lies at the early stages of the virus; attacking governors, hospitals, and doctors; and his overall lack of compassion and empathy overall, the United States is in more danger because of Donald Trump as President.
In the last 24 hours alone, our dangerous President has done 3 things that are, frankly, insane. Trump Attacks Hospitals As Insatiable ‘Complainers’ Amid Crisis; He sent a letter to Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) that was both comical and hard to read; and finally, he anointed himself a “Wartime President” but then said he “takes zero responsibility” and that the Federal Government is a “back-up” to the states… those that are having a hard time getting medical help in the first place.
This is the exact reason we need to elect the Democratic Nominee as the next President of the United States. Yesterday the DNC postponed the Democratic Convention in July to August 17th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, just one week before the Republican Convention in Raleigh, North Carolina. The move is expected to the eventual nominee a boost heading to the General Election months of the fall.
Although their campaigns have quickly changed in the month of Social Distancing, both Sen. Bernie Sanders and Former Vice President Joe Biden have continued their campaigns through virtual interaction from their homes in Vermont and Delaware, respectively. Below are some quick updates:
Vice President Biden has launched a new podcast called “Here’s the Deal” to connect with voters stuck at home. Biden has stated that he is a bit frustrated campaigning from home, but understands the reality. He has been more frequent for interviews on networks than he was previously during his campaign. The first episode of “Here’s the Deal” is live now.
Biden has also passed the time at home by compiling his list of Vice Presidential Candidates, as he told the New York Times. Biden and his advisors have begun the process of selecting his eventual Veep by going through the same process that President Obama made when selecting him back in 2008. The Former Vice President has already committed to picking a woman as his running mate, with most pundits believing that former Presidential Contenders such as: Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Amy Klobuchar, or Senator Elizabeth Warren would be great choices. Biden also confirmed this week in speaking with MSNBC host Brian Williams that he is considering Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who has received hire marks as well as the ire from the President for her handling of the Coronavirus in Michigan. “She made the list in my mind two months ago. There’s probably going to be a list, I’m in the process of — Brian, we’ll have it by mid-April, putting together an organization that will run the background checks … by the second or third week in April,” Biden told MSNBC host Brian Williams.
To read the full piece on Biden’s Running Mate choices in the New York Times; click here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/us/politics/joe-biden-vice-president-choice.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage
Lastly, Bernie Sanders is still in the race, despite the growing number of calls to exit the race and unite the party. Sanders joined The View this week, where Whoopi Goldberg pressed him on this issue. Bernie is still over 300 delegates short of Biden’s lead. Meanwhile, support for Sanders’ Medicare for All plan has seen a significant rise in support amidst the Coronavirus crisis.
Lastly, the upcoming Primary on April 7th in Wisconsin is being held as normal. After most states delayed primaries due to the coronavirus, The Democratic Governor of Wisconsin, Tony Evers, has issued a stay-at-home order for his residents, but has stated that the primary will continue as scheduled. It is a little confusing, but Wisconsin has extended mail-in and Absentee Voting Extensions have been put in place. The polls indicate the Biden has a 30-point advantage to a state that Bernie Sanders won in a landslide against Hillary Clinton in 2016. If Biden is to win on Tuesday, the calls for Sanders to exit the race will only intensify.