Pete Buttigieg dropped out of the Democratic primary before Super Tuesday to stop Sanders from building an insurmountable delegate lead.
—>> Buttigieg unwilling to be reason Sanders is able to get “insurmountable” delegate lead on Super Tuesday, CNN reporting.
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) March 2, 2020
Pete Buttigieg had no intention of staying in a race that he couldn’t win and allowing Bernie Sanders to build a delegate lead that no one could catch. Buttigieg put the party, and some would say the country, ahead of his ego.
Buttigieg is eager to unite the party:
Buttigieg, 38, will suspend his campaign tonight in northern Indiana after landing at SBN, and after his come-from-nowhere bid became a top-tier campaign for the Democratic nomination.
Based on convos with his aides today, he is eager to see the party unite soon…
— Robert Costa (@costareports) March 1, 2020
Buttigieg understands that the path for Bernie Sanders to win the Democratic nomination rests on moderates splitting their vote so that Sanders can make a claim to the nomination with roughly 30% support.
Mayor Pete wasn’t going to be the candidate who would help Bernie Sanders divide the vote and, in the process, potentially hand Trump a second term.
Buttigieg put party first and his decision has earned him the affection and respect of Democrats everywhere.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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