December 26, 2019
Bernie is definitely the only candidate that could beat Trump.
But he will of course be sabotaged by his own party, despite the fact that he would otherwise be the natural winner of the nomination.
Suddenly, Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign is being taken seriously.
For months, the Vermont senator was written off by Democratic Party insiders as a candidate with a committed but narrow base who was too far left to win the primary. Elizabeth Warren had skyrocketed in the polls and seemed to be leaving him behind in the race to be progressive voters’ standard-bearer in 2020.
But in the past few weeks, something has changed. In private conversations and on social media, Democratic officials, political operatives and pundits are reconsidering Sanders’ chances.
“It may have been inevitable that eventually you would have two candidates representing each side of the ideological divide in the party. A lot of smart people I’ve talked to lately think there’s a very good chance those two end up being Biden and Sanders,” said David Brock, a longtime Hillary Clinton ally who founded a pro-Clinton super PAC in the 2016 campaign. “They’ve both proven to be very resilient.”
Democratic insiders said they are rethinking Sanders’ bid for a few reasons: First, Warren has recently fallen in national and early state surveys. Second, Sanders has withstood the ups and downs of the primary, including a heart attack. At the same time, other candidates with once-high expectations, such as Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Beto O’Rourke, have dropped out or languished in single digits in the polls.
“I believe people should take him very seriously. He has a very good shot of winning Iowa, a very good shot of winning New Hampshire, and other than Joe Biden, the best shot of winning Nevada,” said Dan Pfeiffer, who served as an adviser to former President Barack Obama. “He could build a real head of steam heading into South Carolina and Super Tuesday.”
The durability of Sanders’ candidacy has come as a surprise even in some states where he performed strongly in 2016 and where he is attempting to improve his standing ahead of the 2020 election.
California state Sen. Scott Wiener, who defeated a Sanders-backed Democrat for his seat in the liberal-heavy San Francisco area in 2016, said Sanders has been “more resilient than I anticipated.”
“But in retrospect,” he added, “he has a very, very loyal following, and people have really stuck with him.”
There is no “in retrospect” unless these people are stupid.
It is obvious that Bernie represents the base of the party. That has always been obvious. The only reason that Warren was ever a thing was to try to sabotage Bernie by burning his wagons. She just rips off his talking points and makes them worse.
The media is cockblocking Bernie, because the media is an arm of the Democrat Party.
This is all very straightforward and self-explanatory, and these people like David Brock – an ex-boyfriend of James Alefantis, who runs Comet Ping Pong – is simply pretending to be retarded.
Bernie won’t win the nomination. But it’s because he’ll be sabotaged, not because he isn’t what the Democrats want.
Also, him being this old and having heart attacks left and right doesn’t help. Maybe if he was 15 years younger, he’d be able to pull a Trump and beat all odds. Especially with his only competitor being old man Biden.
Democracy is a hoax and no one gets what they want, ever.
We got what we wanted with Trump, but then it ended up being like one of the multiple endings in Twisted Metal 2.