Tom Steyer, Pete Buttigieg, and Amy Klobuchar are gone from the race for the Democrat presidential nomination without even waiting for the results of the Super Tuesday contests. Either they don't believe in miracles or they are part of some vast conspiracy to lift Joe Biden's sagging campaign while icing out Comrade Sanders.

It is no secret that the Democrats figure Biden has a better shot of defeating President Donald Trump in November than does Bread Line Bernie, so it is no wonder why after all of this time we are seeing some movement in the ranks. Does it shock you to see that the dropouts from the class of 2020 are lining up to endorse Biden?

Biden, who continues to show proficiency for not knowing where he is or who he is talking to, is expected to pick up some pretty big endorsements from former Democrat rock stars such as "Dirty" Harry Reid and Barbara Boxer and even got a telephone call of encouragement from Barack Obama over the weekend.

What is interesting here is that Super Tuesday could do more for Sanders than any of the endorsements will do for Biden. As a matter of fact, Sanders collected an astounding $47 million in donations in February and packed in more than 10,000 supporters each at two campaign rallies in the People's Republic of California over the weekend.

It may be too late to stop Ol' Bernardo at this point but the Democrats are going to try. The conundrum they face is that by trying to weaken him, they may actually make him stronger.

Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at barry@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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