2020 Democrat Bernie Sanders has built his campaign off of making grand promises, promoting far-left policies, and lying to the public about President Trump.
Analysis of individuals who support Sanders shows that his base is comprised of many young Americans who lack real-world experience. The combination of a socialist promising freebies coupled with impressionable, inexperienced minds is actually quite dangerous. Nevertheless, this demographic still accounts for a significant portion of Sanders’ supporters.
As Sanders runs a campaign to win his party’s nomination, perception of his chances to beat his in-party opponents has shifted. According to Breitbart News, certain Democrat leaders who once wrote off Sanders’ campaign as not standing a chance are now reconsidering, claiming that he could go on to be the Democrat Party’s 2020 nominee.
Why Democrats are Changing their Mind on Sanders
In a nutshell, Warren’s decline in various polls coupled with the downfall of other once-promising candidates (such as Beto O’Rourke, Kamala Harris, and Cory Booker) has led higher-ups within the Democrat Party to look at Sanders differently.
Moreover comes Sanders’ ability to remain in the primary election, despite the heart attack which he experienced months ago. The collective combination of these factors has ultimately changed the manner in which certain Democrats view the socialist candidate and his political capabilities.
The new shift on Sanders’ campaign prospects comes as he prepares for the upcoming primaries in New Hampshire, Iowa, South Carolina, and Nevada.
In recent weeks, the socialist candidate has also brought out House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to various rallies to stump for him and energize far-left supporters. Along with Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement of his candidacy, Sanders was also formally endorsed by Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.
Will Sanders Win the Democrat Party’s Nomination?
Right now, only time will tell whether or not Bernie Sanders turns out to be the Democrat who goes up against President Trump in 2020. Despite the left’s reconsideration of Sanders’ chances, he still has to compete against other contenders such as Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, and Joe Biden.
If the Democrat Party does, in fact, nominate Sanders in 2020, he will not win a general election. How a candidate fares in the primaries is entirely different from needing to appeal to a variety of voters from different political demographics.
This is something which Sanders cannot do; he’s so far left that his policies are an immediate turn-off to anyone who isn’t leaning towards the socialist end of the political spectrum.
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