Sanders is in power and Biden under pressure in the Democratic primary

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Candidates will meet in the Democratic primary today, Tuesday, in a fresh debate in South Carolina, four days after a crucial vote that will constitute Joe Biden’s last chance to return to the race and bypass Bernie Sanders.

And Sanders is by far the biggest winner in this primary after winning 46.8 percent of the votes in Nevada, far ahead of Biden, the former vice president.

But his progress reflects the division within the party, between supporters of the “socialist” Senator and supporters of a line that is better able to bring together Americans whose goal is conservative voters.

In Charlestown, six candidates will face this tenth meeting with viewers starting at 20:00 (01:00 GMT) – Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Pete Porridge, Eni Kloppshar, Tom Stair and Elizabeth Warren.

Sanders, 78, will be the target of his moderate rivals – Biden, Bloomberg, Potteridge and Klobchar – who are expected to attack again his highly radicalized program and the still-unclear method of financing universal health insurance, or his recent comments on Fidel Castro.

On Sunday, Sanders welcomed the “broad program of literacy” launched by the founder of the Cuban Revolution, stressing at the same time that he condemned “the authoritarian nature of the system.”

Biden condemned these statements of “admiring” some of Castro’s dictatorial rule. Bloomberg, for his part, mentioned the “dark legacy” left behind by the dictator.

But the Senator of Vermont, who is backed by an army of loyal activists, has demonstrated exceptional rhetorical abilities since the start of the campaign. He assured CBS Sunday that “ideas that seemed extremist four years ago have become somewhat dominant.”

Biden aspires to achieve a great achievement in this debate. With the help of former Democratic President Barack Obama, he hopes to score well in South Carolina, the state where blacks make up more than half of the Democratic electorate.

After little results in Iowa and New Hampshire, the 77-year-old former vice president improved his situation in Nevada. But he was disappointed during previous debates as he seemed to be the only candidate able to defeat Republican President Donald Trump in November.

– the unknown stair –

Biden narrowed the difference between his opponents, who was about 15 points in opinion polls in South Carolina within weeks, and he became the next on the list Bernie Sanders.

“Whoever wins a decisive victory in South Carolina prepares for the big Tuesday and becomes the favorite,” black parliamentarian Jim Clayburn said on Sunday, referring to elections in 14 states on March 3.

Tom Stair, a billionaire philanthropist who focused on blacks in the state, has starred in past debates in his campaign advertisements and election festivals.

This strategy allowed him to reach the third rank in voting intentions, according to a rate prepared by the Real-Clear-Politics website.

It is followed by former Mayor of South Bend (Indiana) Pete Bottledge and Senator Elizabeth Warren and Amy Kloppuchar.

Bottledge, 38, is the first gay to have a chance to get a candidacy after good results he scored in the first two polls. However, he lacks the support of minorities in countries that receive the outcome of his performance in the area of ​​racial discrimination in the municipality, and for some religious voters, his sexual orientation.

After the first B failed to appear last week, Michael Bloomberg returns to the stage but does not participate in Saturday’s vote.

The 78-year-old former New York mayor will enter the former in “Big Tuesday” elections after spending his personal fortune, more than any candidate for a US presidential election to campaign.

Bloomberg had warned that choosing Sanders would be a “fatal mistake” that would lead to the re-election of Donald Trump.

From India he is visiting, Trump entered the debate to assure that the Democrats “will not allow the victory” of Bernie Sanders.


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