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Bernie Sanders is Wasted on the Young

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Bernie Sanders is wasted on the young. Millennials like the old socialist but they don’t show up to vote for him.

According to Vox Bernie won 58% of the under 30 vote on Super Tuesday. But there weren’t enough of them. Forty-two percent of the 45 to 64 crowd went for Biden compared to twenty-five percent for Sanders. And in the over 65 set Biden beat Sanders 48% to 15%.

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Interestingly, people over 65 are also more likely to die from COVID-19 . So they tend to shelter in place. Maybe Bernie’s millennials skipped the polls for spring break.

Biden not Senile During Debate with Sanders

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Joe Biden has a hairy leg up on Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination. If he can reassure voters he’s not senile.

The two members of the COVID-19 high risk set engaged in debate Sunday night.

Joe Biden, the 77 year old hero of the hazy center left establishment, took on 78 year old grumpy socialist Bernie Sanders. At a safe social distance, of course, and in front of no audience.

Biden surprised me in 2012 when he schooled Paul Ryan in a vice presidential debate. But he hasn’t aged gracefully and I thought Bernie would wipe the floor with him on Sunday. Except, I forgot that Sanders was highly likely to lead with his chin on “Medicare for All.” Which he did.

When Bernie griped that America was ill prepared for the Corona Pandemic because “We’ve got thousands of private insurance plans. Joe didn’t miss a beat. He pointed out that Italy has a single payer system and is way worse off than we are. So far.

Biden Not Senile

Vox says Biden “delivered his first coherent campaign message on Sunday night:”

“People are looking for results, not a revolution.”