Michael Bloomberg just destroyed the Democratic party and they will flock to him for it such is their panic.
Bloomberg just humiliated the rest of the Dem field via a letter to the other Dems telling them to drop out or Bernie will win the nomination ensuring a Trump landslide.
How embarrassing for a party in chaos to have a billionaire republican come riding in to save them.
Yet, it will be even more embarrassing when they all do it and follow his orders. And worse still when Trump wins in a landslide when half the Dem base stays home (or votes for Trump).
The Bloomberg team wrote:
“As the race stands today, Sanders is poised to leave Super Tuesday with an over-400 delegate lead versus his next closest competitor (MRB) – a likely insurmountable advantage
MRB is the clear #2 in the race based on vote share
Biden and Warren have crumbled: their support has markedly declined since Iowa and they show no signs of revival
Buttigieg has stagnated: he saw a small boost after Iowa but has been unable to sustain a level of support that makes him delegate-viable on Super Tuesday
If Biden, Buttigieg, and Klobuchar remain in the race despite having no path to appreciably collecting delegates on Super Tuesday (and beyond), they will propel Sanders to a seemingly insurmountable delegate lead by siphoning votes away from MRB.
If Sanders moves past Super Tuesday with the 404 delegate lead we currently project he will have, it will be all but impossible to stop him from getting to a plurality (or even majority) of pledged delegates.
Even a ~150 delegate lead would require the next-closest competitor to outperform him by an average of roughly 55-45 in all remaining contests to catch up.
Other candidate trajectories: The snapshots above are based on slightly-outdated modeling by the data team.
For a more updated view of the horse race, see below for candidate-by-candidate performance.
This graph shows that Biden has collapsed even more than our model output above shows – he’s hovering around 12-13%, making him delegate-unviable in many contests. By the time he gets to Super Tuesday, he’s likely to be even weaker.
However, his continued presence in the race – along with that of Buttigieg and Klobuchar – will siphon votes away from the best performing Sanders-alternative (MRB) and increase the likelihood of a Sanders blowout.
The bottom line is that if Biden, Buttigieg, and Klobuchar remain in the race despite having no path to appreciably collecting delegates on Super Tuesday (and beyond), they will propel Sanders to a seemingly insurmountable delegate lead by siphoning votes away from MRB with no upside for themselves.
Taking a step back: this is now a 3-candidate race between MRB, Sanders, and Trump.
Both Sanders and Trump know that MRB poses the greatest threat to their chances of winning this election.
As we ascend and begin (hopefully) consolidating support, there will be blowback from both senders and Trump – both the candidates themselves, but also their supporters, who share some attributes. We expect them to escalate their attacks on MRB, our campaign staff and our supporters.”
See the letter here.