Democrat Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders suffered chest pain and has undergone heart surgery to install two stents. Sanders has canceled his upcoming campaign events until further notice.
According to campaign advisor jeff Weavers, Sanders “experienced some chest discomfort” and tests showed a “blockage in one artery.” He is said to be conversing and in good spirits following the surgery.
Bernie Sanders is 78 years old, the oldest candidate in the race and the oldest to have ever made a first time run for President.
According to media reports, Sander’s campaign appears to have canceled a $1.3 million media buy in Iowa.
Author’s Analysis: While the media is carefully avoiding the word “heart attack” this is a serious blow to the Sanders campaign. I don’t doubt that Sanders wants to keep charging ahead but the fact is that his health is now an area of concern, and even the hardcore Bernie supporters will take pause.
To me, the canceled media buy is an overt sign that the campaign may be rethinking Sander’s candidacy. I’m sure the campaign does not want to telegraph anything since Sanders may very well choose to continue, but it shows the doubts.
So far, the Punching Bag Post has predicted that Biden has been done by the Ukraine scandal, and Kamala Harris is sinking fast. We are now predicting Sanders will be out of the race shortly.
This is positive news for Elizabeth Warren since she will certainly inherit Sanders’ followers when he drops out.
Will Warren be the nominee? Or will Yang (currently the only steadily rising candidate) catch her? Or perhaps Steyer will jump in a be a contender?
Stay tuned folks, this ride could get a lot bumpier!