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Op-Ed: St. Paddy’s primaries were Bernie’s Waterloo

By / 3.18.2020

As Americans go into isolation to slow the spread of coronavirus, we are sadly lacking in diversions. No March Madness, spring baseball or Premier League. No bars, restaurants or St. Patrick’s Day revels.

Even the long-running Democratic nomination battle seems to be shutting down. Continuing his electoral hot streak, former Vice President Joe Biden decisively swept all three Democratic primaries yesterday in Florida, Illinois and Arizona.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), nurturing wan hopes of a political rebound, instead met his Waterloo in the St. Paddy’s Day primaries. He may stay in the race and scrounge delegates here and there, but his high-octane insurgency has run out of road.

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