Gotta be the oldest combined presidential endorsement in American history. One hundred fifty-five years!
It took until mid-July 2016 for Bernie to finally endorse Hillary Clinton. He was nearly three months to the day earlier than that in endorsing his opponent this year, thanks to three factors:
1. Warmer personal feelings between Biden and Sanders. They’ve been friends for years.
2. A much stronger wave of voter support for Biden over the past six weeks than Clinton ever enjoyed. Joementum was undeniable and overwhelming, not regional.
3. Coronavirus made a long primary infeasible, and potentially dangerous to Sanders and Biden personally.