Will the coronavirus help Sanders in the Democratic primaries?

It could give him time to regroup and rethink.

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Louisiana has decided to postpone its presidential primary from April 4th to June 20th.

“Today I have certified that a state of emergency exists and requested that the governor issue an executive order postponing the elections this spring. We have requested postponing the April 4 primary election until June 20 and postponing the May 9 general election until July 25,” Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin said on Friday.

“While hurricanes, floods and tornadoes are at the forefront of all Louisianan’s minds, the threat we face from the COV-19 virus is an unprecedented threat and unlike any we have faced,” he concluded.

That would have been an easy Biden win. Not to mention the upcoming zombie vote would definitely have added to Democrat turnout.

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Will this and other possible delays give the Sanders campaign a chance to recalibrate and perhaps put the brakes to Joementum?

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The Sanders campaign is at a “hinge of fate” moment. If it goes on it will be, and already is, accused of just being a spoiler by the rest of the party. If it folds, the hard Left, like AOC and her crew, may feel sold out to the Democrat machine and act out like the toddlers that they are.

Does Sanders stay in to keep a lid on them until the convention?

Joe Biden needs his victory train to keep on chugging. True, this gives him extra time to bask and raise money. But ongoing victories and a down period can breed complacency in a campaign. To keep the ball rolling he’ll need some type of gimmick or hype to get press attention and to keep his people energized.

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What could that be? He could try a Reagan ’76 and name a running mate before any convention vote. But that move flopped for Reagan and he was beat at the 1976 GOP convention by incumbent President Gerald Ford.

Regardless of the ploy, both campaigns will try to use this period of national concern to their political advantage. Aside from attacking the president, the tired and expected gambit, they better come up with a good plan for themselves. Fast.

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