The writing was perhaps long cast on the wall that Sen. Bernie Sanders would need to end his second bid for the Democratic Pary nomination as Joe Biden snagged endorsement after endorsement. On Wednesday (April 8), the Vermont senator officially ended his presidential campaign, giving away to the former vice president to ascend to the top of the ticket.
For many observers, this news isn’t especially shocking considering Sanders failed to attract support from some of the Democratic Party’s more prominent names along with the murmurs of his Democratic Socialist ties being viewed as harmful by some voters.
Coupled with the fact that Biden not only enjoyed name recognition while serving alongside President Barack Obama in the previous administration, the Delaware native also tailored his campaign as a definite assault on the reign of President Donald Trump.
Sanders, 78, was a spirited debater and showed some fight in certain polls but was ultimately undone by the running perception by his opponents that his policies would be costly to the federal government and reeked of socialism. As it stands, Sanders is currently addressing his supporters and the public via his campaign website this morning but it isn’t known if he’ll endorse Biden going forward.
The reactions across Twitter show levels of both gratitude and disappointment. We’ve collected the best responses we could find below.
Sen. Bernie Sanders Ends Presidential Campaign, Twitter Reacts To The News was originally published on hiphopwired.com
Thank you @BernieSanders. You’re a true American patriot. See you soon.— Scott Dworkin (@funder) April 8, 2020
it's still bernie sanders you bastards— Trey Smith (@SlimiHendrix) April 8, 2020
Bernie Sanders has inspired millions of people, young and old alike. He has made mainstream ideas like Medicare for All, tuition-free public college and the Green New Deal. We owe him a debt of gratitude, and I look forward to fighting beside him in the Senate in 2021.— Betsy Sweet (@BetsySweetME) April 8, 2020
Bernie Sanders stans: DONT SAY YOURE NOT VOTING FOR BIDEN. YOU HAVE TO. pic.twitter.com/y2TS2dlS9T— #1 Rich Sex stan (@intominaj5) April 8, 2020
1/2 of me: Wow Bernie Sanders dropped out! Good!— Neptune (@coldlawgic) April 8, 2020
The other of 1/2 of me: The disrespect he gave to Hillary Clinton by waiting until July😤
What the hell bernie sanders. I WAS ROOTING FOR YOU WE WERE ALL ROOTING FOR YOU pic.twitter.com/yi3t7uHXkg— naomi (@pereznaomiii) April 8, 2020
bernie sanders dropped out NOW WHAT THE HELL ARE WE GONNA DO pic.twitter.com/Hn9Wth6sKf— jay! (@wilbursmp) April 8, 2020
Bernie Sanders has dropped out of the race. I’ve been hard on him for staying in this long, but I really appreciate that he’s doing this now. Joe Biden is the Democratic nominee. Let’s go win this in November!— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) April 8, 2020
It's obvious where the energy is in American politics, and increasingly clear how urgently we need to make major changes, or drown. I would love for Bernie Sanders to be around to see that happen, because he did more than anyone in my lifetime to galvanize and clarify all that.— David Roth (@david_j_roth) April 8, 2020
Whatever you think about Bernie Sanders, this has to be personally incredibly difficult decision (almost certainly his last shot) and a great disappointment for millions of his supporters. For Dems hoping for victory in November that's where to focus.— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) April 8, 2020
“Since Bernie Sanders dropped out, will you lend your support to Joe Biden??” pic.twitter.com/K8HnjSO6lY— Bella Goth (@HoodSocialism) April 8, 2020
If you started turning left because of Bernie Sanders, don’t stop there — continue to question capitalist elites, continue to question and harangue those who get away with murder and rape, continue to make sure that Indigenous folks get their lands back.— San (@sansdn) April 8, 2020