Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders welcomed news of Sanders rival, Pete Buttigieg, dropping out of the 2020 race for the White House Sunday (March 1).
“He’s a corporate clown, and I think he was just an artificial cardboard candidate that was propped up by just the neo-liberal corporate establishment,” Sanders supporter Nevin Kohler told Reuters after attending a Sanders rally in San Jose, California. At the packed afternoon rally, Sanders positioned himself as the best candidate to defeat President Donald Trump, a day after losing the South Carolina primary to rival Joe Biden.
Buttigieg’s departure shook up the Democratic contest to pick a candidate to take on Republican President Donald Trump in November’s election and comes two days before the 14-state Super Tuesday nominating contests that will offer the biggest electoral prize so far.
Buttigieg, a 38-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who gained early momentum after he narrowly won the Iowa caucuses last month and finished a close second in New Hampshire, had sought to unite Democrats, independents and moderate Republican voters. He finished fourth in South Carolina.
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