WHW: Biden falling, Bloomberg rising in Dems race 

Joe Biden. Photo credit: Gage Skidmore, via Flickr

The field is shrinking and a former Vice President appears to be fading as the U.S. presidential campaign heads to Nevada.

I believe Biden is done,” said former Congressman Mark Foley. I think he was done long ago. I think his stumbles on the trail have made people very leery of putting him up against Trump.” 

Foley, a Palm Beach County Republican, was a guest on the John Phillips Show on Feb. 10. He joined the Los Angeles radio host to discuss the campaign.

Biden, veep to President Barack Obama, finished fourth in the Iowa Caucus and fifth in the New Hampshire primary. Next up are Nevada (Feb. 22) and South Carolina (Feb. 29). 

In my analysis South Carolina will be so deflated towards the Biden candidacy watching how hes performed in three important states relative to the calendar,” Foley said. I think theres going to be a lack of enthusiasm and a reality check that we better switch horses somewhere.”

Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg leads in the delegate race with 22, followed close behind by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont with 21. 

The surprise candidate really for everyone is Pete Buttigieg who emerged out of Iowa,” Foley told the radio program. He predicted his win out of Iowa that very night. It took them four days to calculate their results to award him what he already knew. Its pretty exciting to watch. I dont think its indicative of the final direction of the race.”

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Meanwhile, on another radio program, conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh got caught up in Buttigiegs affection towards his spouse, Chasten. Limbaugh, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom at this years State of the Union address, said voters are not ready for a gay president. 

Limbaughs comments: 

Then they’re sitting there and they’re looking at Mayor Pete, a 37-year-old gay guy, mayor of South Bend, loves to kiss his husband on the debate stage, and they’re saying, ‘Okay. How’s that going to look, a 37-year-old gay guy kissing his husband on stage next to Mr. Man, Donald Trump? What’s gonna happen there?’

They gotta be looking at that, they’ve gotta be saying that despite all the great progress and despite all the great wokeness and despite all the great ground that’s been covered, America’s still not ready to elect a gay guy kissing his husband on the debate stage president. They have to be saying this, don’t they? 

Elsewhere, former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg appears to be picking up steam in the Democratic field. Bloomberg recently gained the endorsement of Congressman Ted Deutch, who represents parts of Broward and Palm Beach Counties in Washington. 

I am proud to endorse Mayor Mike Bloomberg for President,” Deutch tweeted. As a gun violence prevention champion, he will make gun safety a national priority. Mike will urgently confront climate change & will restore Americas global leadership with integrity and honesty. Im with Mike. @Mike2020.”

Bloomberg, the billionaire philanthropist, also picked up a straw poll victory at last monthDolphin Democrats meeting. The South Florida LGBT political club favored Bloomberg over Buttigieg and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.