I cannot now recall any time in my lifelong obsession with politics when the Democratic Party establishment has moved with as much speed, efficiency, and sheer naked urgency to crush a left-wing insurgency. I think it is clear that Bernie cannot win 1991 delegates before the Convention, and regardless of his delegate plurality, he can never prevail at the Convention itself. Note that behind the scenes Obama played a critical role in mobilizing the tsunami of Biden endorsements. My last gasp of hope is that Warren garners enough delegates to make up Bernie’s shortfall and cuts a deal for the vice-presidency, but that, I fear, is a wishful fantasy.
So it will be Biden [whom I declared to be toast only a few days ago, let us remember], and the campaign will be fought over the twitching corpse of his son, Hunter.