In a multi-candidate field, where Biden and Buttigieg will be around for the long haul and Warren is likely to stay in at least through Super Tuesday, the chances of Bernie jumping out to a lead big enough to win the nomination outright are small.

And it is difficult to see how the guy who isn’t actually a Democrat—and whose campaign is largely an attack on the Democratic establishment—could wind up being a consensus choice at a convention. Even if he does a good job rigging the delegates.

I like Bernie as the Randy Savage of the field. A mid-card guy who talks in electric, dada-esque monologues and winds up in the main event on the force of his weird, but undeniable charisma.

And it happened so fast you can’t even talk about it.