For the folks whose candidates had a good night last night, stretch out your hip flexors before you do your happy dance this morning.
For the folks whose candidates did not have a good night, you have my sympathy and empathy.
Jackals, let’s try not to be assholes to each other in comments.
The two delegate leaders are the former vice president and a member of the party’s Senate leadership.
That is the most interesting and important thing. The Democratic Party has been able to successfully resist leveraged buy-out bids by loosely linked party actors. Bloomberg dropped half a billion dollars to win American Samoa and pick up a few delegates here and there. Steyer dropped over a quarter billion dollars for even less. Significant factions of the Democratic Party were able to solve the coordination problem of unifying behind one candidate and deliver a meaningful supportive push to that candidate at a decisive moment. These are all signs of a relatively healthy political party. It can resist take-over bids, while also coordinating resources from diverse stakeholders.
Last night showed that at least one political party in America is able to fulfill its institutional role.
UPDATE 1 Primary electorates are fundamentally different than general election electorates. Keep that in mind as you attempt to create scenarios that are favorable to your preferred candidates.