One of the things that became most clearly visible upon the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency back in '16 is that the American system benefits the stupid.
From the BBC World News article:
The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, 78, has been in hospital to receive two stents for an arterial blockage.
He was admitted after experiencing chest pain during a campaign event on Tuesday evening in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Nate Silver has been hating on Bernie since 2015, but he's generally held off insulting millions of his supporters until now.
What a nice, unbiased "numbers guy".
Everyone is talking about Elizabeth Warren and when/if she will pass Joe Biden.
Bernie Sanders has been almost forgotten.
Senator Sanders has dared to say that the media, the Washington Post in particular, isn't completely fair and unbiased in their coverage of him.
Where Bernie could have dreamed up this wild konspiracy theory no one knows.
So the media was forced to defend itself from this baseless smear.
Will Tulsi qualify for the next debate? That depends on how it's measured.
Since then, Gabbard has shot past the 130,000 donor threshold, and as of Aug. 11, she was sitting at 159,514 individual donors. That took care of one-half of the qualification criteria for the next two debates.
Where Gabbard is seeing some struggles is in the polling numbers. Well, sort of.
It's like something from Joseph Heller's Catch-22.
Facts no longer matter.
Bernie is winning/has been winning in every single poll against Trump for at least a month.
Yet the national news media is bending over backwards to convince you that the Sanders campaign is kaput/washed-up/expired.
Bernie Sanders can't win. He's unelectable. He stands no chance. He should just drop out.