Why Sanders needs to drop out—now
Why hasn’t Bernie Sanders dropped out of the Democratic race for president? asked S.E. Cupp. Joe Biden now has an insurmountable delegate lead, yet Sanders lingers in the race, with his fervent band of revolutionaries adamantly insisting he should stay in. This “obstinate exercise in futility is more than merely foolish,” given that we’re now in the midst of a worldwide pandemic “in which going out to vote actually means risking one’s own life.” Americans facing months of social isolation and rising fears over the coronavirus deserve some clarity on the presidential election. If Democrats are serious about beating Donald Trump, “whose performance during the biggest health crisis of our lifetimes has been disastrous,” they need to rally around the presumptive nominee: Biden. Since his smashing comeback victory in South Carolina, the former vice president has performed better than anyone expected, dominating primaries and winning a broad section of voters. Sanders supporters want him to stay in to pressure Biden to adopt some of the Vermont senator’s ideas. “But this election isn’t just about one man.” It’s time for Sanders “to do what’s right for America,” drop out, and begin campaigning vigorously for the inevitable Democratic nominee.