Not exactly surprising analysts, Democrat Senators Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey have endorsed the presidential campaign of Joe Biden, as anti-Semitic far-left warhorse Jesse Jackson endorsed —who else?— Bernie Sanders.
All three endorsements likely did not come for free.
Harris may be angling for a cabinet post and could use that, as Hillary Clinton did, to try another run at the White House down the road. Her vice presidential prospects are not bad, as a black female in a PC party. But the Democrats may want someone from a swing state. California is deep blue.
Booker may also be looking at a cabinet slot. But his veep chances are nil, as the Democrat rank and file will demand a female on the ticket. New Jersey could be in play in 2020 and Booker could possibly help Biden there with minority voter turnout.
Jackson has been around this game so long and knows what he wants. Known for his “Hymietown” anti-Semitism, his reflexive anti-American national security stances, and his elitist lifestyle while championing far-left socialist causes, all those views led him naturally to the Sanders effort. A minor cabinet slot or an ambassadorship could be in play for the so-called reverend. He could lend Sanders a hand with the black vote, which has been solidly for Biden in the Democratic primaries.
Democrats are mostly lining up behind Biden and the polling numbers and fundraising numbers prove it. Biden has opened up a double-digit lead over Sanders in national polls and his positive personal numbers are up while unfavorable personal views of Sanders are up as well.
The Biden campaign is raising money at a brisk pace, though still not close to the president or the Republicans, and will have more than enough cash to last throughout the primary season and into the fall.
Then, the going gets rough for them.