With just two candidates left – well, three, but Gabbard is not to be mentioned – the Dems really look like they’re in some desperate need of counseling. While Biden is taking the majority of states, Bernie is holding strong along the Left Coast. And the two camps truly and viscerally hate each other.
It’s a bit of flame war already between the #NeverBiden and #NeverBernie sorts, with some regional partisanship, i.e., the Left Coast vs. Everyone Else, thrown into the mix as spice. for this upcoming shit sandwich.
Yeah, it looks like the Dems need some serious help if they want to avoid the chaos of a contested or brokered convention. And this is only made harder for them since the DNC was “forced” to strip 1st round voting privileges from the Superdelegates in the wake of Hillary and the DNC’s use of them against Bernie in 2016. Hence, it’s going to be hard for them to avoid the nightmare.
And that’s just the start of this messy. messy, messy political divorce. Biden, who is the one that the major players in the DNC want to be nominated, is positioned to be on the sharp end of the BernieBros’ and #BernOuts’ petulance, much as Hillary was in 2016. Much like Bernie, if the DNC can’t once again shut him out, will be faced with all the more moderate Democrat voters who won’t be likely to vote for a Socialist.
So, no matter whether they install Biden as their nominee or if Bernie manages to get it this time around, the Dems are going to go into the general election in a weakened state … and their leadership knows this. That’s a large part of why they’ve been pushing their campaign of hatred against President Trump so hard. They’re hoping hate will trump Democrat voters’ internecine factionalism.