United States: where are the main Democratic candidates?

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Three days before a crucial election in South Carolina that will determine the dynamics just before the avalanche of votes for “Super Tuesday”, where are the seven main candidates for the Democratic nomination for the White House?

– Bernie Sanders –

Attacked by his rivals during a democratic debate Tuesday in Charleston, in particular on his old flirts with communist regimes but also the vagueness around the financing of his deep reform of the health system, Bernie Sanders, 78, is the big favorite of the party’s nomination contest.

Independent Vermont Senator Leading National Polls With 29% Of Voting Intentions Could Afford Losing South Carolina Primary Votes On Saturday And Stay Very Well On Decisive Tuesday Super Ballot , when 14 states vote.

– Joe Biden –

“I’m going to win South Carolina,” said Joe Biden, 77, during Tuesday’s debate where he was more aggressive than in previous TV matches.

The former vice-president, who leads the polls in South Carolina with 30.3% of the voting intentions, put big on this ballot in a state where the Blacks represent more than half of the democratic electorate . A victory would allow Mr. Biden to recover after his pitiful results in Iowa and New Hampshire and thus revive the dynamics of his campaign before “Super Tuesday”. But doubts about his age, his form, after noticed blunders, and his ability to be president are not going to disappear.

– Michael Bloomberg –

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, 78, ranks third in national polls after flooding the country with advertisements, drawing more than $ 500 million from his personal fortune to finance his campaign. But the very smooth image projected in his campaign spots was cracked after his performances, first disastrous then firmer without sparking, during the two debates in which he took part.

If the former mayor of New York does not participate in the election in South Carolina, he remains a solid competitor for the vote of “Super Tuesday”.

– Pete Buttigieg –

Almost unknown a year ago, Pete Buttigieg, 38, is the revelation of the Democratic primary campaign with unexpected good results in the Iowa and New Hampshire elections.

The former mayor of South Bend, openly gay, however, lacks support among minorities in the country, who criticize him for his record of racial discrimination and, for some religious voters, his sexual orientation. However, this election is crucial for a democrat to win the White House. Getting a good score in South Carolina will be a real challenge for the moderate candidate currently fifth in the polls in that state.

– Elizabeth Warren –

A favorite time of the Democratic primaries, Elizabeth Warren, 70, whose program is on the far left, sees her horizon obstructed by the good performances of Bernie Sanders, self-proclaimed “socialist”.

Fierce in public debate, the progressive senator is lagging behind in the polls and in a very perilous situation after three poor results in the Democratic primaries. Achieving a good score in South Carolina will be a major challenge for her.

– Amy Klobuchar –

After a surprise third place in New Hampshire, Senator Amy Klobuchar, 59, is now struggling in the polls. The decisive deadline for the South Carolina primaries and “Super Tuesday” will be formidable for the moderate candidate from the Midwest, who may well have to throw in the towel in March, for lack of sufficient funding and under pressure from Democrats who are worried about to see the moderate vote divided between as many candidates, facing a Bernie Sanders in full swing.

– Tom Steyer –

Billionaire and philanthropist Tom Steyer, 62, plays his big game in South Carolina where he focused on the state’s black community with publicity and public meetings, spending more than $ 20 million according to CNN.

A strategy which allows it to point in third position of the voting intentions in this State. If he does not succeed, however, the race could end quickly for Mr. Steyer, also under pressure to clear the way for a more moderate vote.


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