Bernie Sanders may be popular with a lot of young people, but that’s not enough.
He would likely lose in a general election against Trump.
Democrats know this and are starting to get nervous about the possibility of Bernie getting the nomination.
Politico recently reported:
Democratic insiders: Bernie could win 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.”…
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“He can’t win the nomination,” said Matt Bennett, co-founder of the center-left group Third Way, adding that Sanders’ uptick is simply him “bouncing around between his ceiling and his floor a little bit more than people had thought he would.”
If Bernie did get the nomination, Democrats would lose.
Kimberly Ross recently wrote at the Washington Examiner:
If Democrats nominate Bernie Sanders, they hand the election to Trump
For the second time in a row, Bernie Sanders is running for president.
During the senator’s first Oval Office run in 2016, the Vermont independent made a name for himself as an unexpected yet serious Democratic primary challenger to establishment favorite Hillary Clinton. In the end, Clinton’s ascent to the nomination proved inevitable, and Sanders stepped aside. But this election cycle, the landscape is much different.
With Clinton off the national stage and the political Left branding President Trump an “existential threat,” some Democrats believe that Sanders has a legitimate shot at securing the party’s nomination…
Trump’s boorish behavior may bother voters, but voters from flyover country would likely have an even harder time swallowing the far-left politics of Sanders and his ilk.
That last line is correct.
Voters can see where Bernie and AOC want to take America.
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