This is a perfect example of the trap that many leftists fall into. They hear the media singing their praises day after day and they start to believe that the whole country feels the same way, when in fact, nothing could be further from the truth.
Why wouldn’t Bernie think his agenda is the national agenda. It’s exactly the message he has heard from shows like The View.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Sanders Declares His Agenda Has Become the Agenda for the United States of America
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) declared Friday that as a result of his “political revolution,” the democratic socialist agenda he supports has become the agenda of the United States of America.
Taking questions from liberal “The View” host Joy Behar about his bitter battle with Hillary Clinton in 2016 for the Democratic nomination, Sanders defended himself as having worked tirelessly to help her defeat Donald Trump.
“What I did was sit down with her and work on a progressive agenda, which has become the agenda of not only the Democratic Party but the United States of America,” he said.
Sanders has frequently noted that ideas once thought “radical” and “crazy” have gone mainstream, such as a $15 minimum wage and “Medicare for all.” 2020 Democratic candidates have also lined up behind the radical Green New Deal resolution to overhaul the U.S. economic and energy systems, and to tackle climate change and other progressive agenda items.
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Here’s the really bad news for Bernie. If another candidate with the same message but is younger and more attractive than him jumps into the race, the left will likely desert him. Can you guess who we’re thinking of?
Beto O’Rourke’s team gears up for a 2020 presidential bid as announcement looms
Beto O’Rourke said this week he has made a decision about his political future — and signs increasingly point to him running for president in 2020.
O’Rourke aides have spoken with Democratic operatives in recent weeks about a presidential campaign. This week those conversations have begun shifting to a more formal discussion of staff positions with the eventual campaign, a person familiar with the talks said, though no job offers have been made.
Another change happened nine days ago: O’Rourke took the “for Texas” out of his digital presence. Emails sent from his team that used to come from BetoForTexas.com are now coming from BetoORourke.com. And while previously BetoORourke.com had redirected to his website from last year’s Senate campaign, it’s now the opposite.
The shift was a small but telling sign as the former Texas congressman rules out another US Senate run and is on the verge of announcing his plans.
It will be fascinating to see if Bernie still thinks the whole country is with him when “Beto” jumps into the race.