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After 2016 Loss, Sanders Tries Again

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After 2016 Loss, Sanders Tries Again

After 2016 Loss, Sanders Tries Again
February 19
21:01 2019

Second place finisher, and self-proclaimed “Democratic Socialist” Senator Bernie Sanders, has announced that he will once again seek the Democratic nomination for 2020.

Sanders made the announcement in an interview with Vermont Public Radio. “We began the political revolution in the 2016 campaign, and now it’s time to move that revolution forward,” he told the radio station.

At 77, the Vermont independent senator is still very popular with the far-left progressive movement of the Democratic Party. He remains a major influencer of progressive politics in America.

Sanders Slams Trump, Offers Little of Anything New

While blasting President Trump as a “pathological liar,” Sanders said he’s running to pursue policies like universal health care and a $15 minimum wage — items he championed in 2016 but have since been adopted by a number of other candidates in the field.

Sanders joins an already noisy and crowded field of democrats vying for the White House, including, Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar and Cory Booker. And two of the most progressive lawmakers in the Senate – Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Jeff Merkley of Oregon – have also seriously considering presidential bids.

Sanders has had to deal in recent months with a sexual harassment and mistreatment controversy stemming from his 2016 campaign staff, which elicited apologies from the senator.

However, that kerfuffle has done little to shake his popularity among progressives, as Sanders still enjoys widespread name recognition and strong support from progressives across the country.

Early polls show him far ahead of the rest of the pack and trailing only former Vice President Joe Biden in the nascent 2020 field.





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  1. Laughing atyou
    Laughing atyou February 20, 19:57

    This nitwit proves that all the black Americas are voting for the party of ugly old white men. Even after trump created the highest African American employment in history. It is just bizarre

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  2. TA1
    TA1 February 20, 21:20

    @laughing: maybe your version of economics is somewhat unique. Trump does not create jobs, he creates wealth for himself. He is known for causing financial ruin for the builders of the buildings that he bought and then proceeded to declare bankruptcy to avoid paying for. That does not make jobs, unless you are a finance attorney.

    Meanwhile about Bernie:
    It is intellectually amusing to see “Dimwit” claim that his prior campaign was a failure. As an INDEPENDENT he had no party-machine to produce funding for him in the traditional manner (which makes a candidate automatically beholden to the party machines, immediately upon getting elected).
    Rather his campaign was truly grass-roots, based upon internet funding (not entirely unlike Obama’s in that regard). He is an unabashed socialist, as is Alexandra Ocasio.
    Perhaps your tendency to declare him a failure before he has actually had a chance to play on an evenly-tilted-field, just indicates your lack of grasp of US politics and the severe distortion of representative democracy that MONEY constitutes.

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  3. WillyZ
    WillyZ February 20, 21:54

    I tend to agree with TAi. However, be that as it may, in one regard Sanders is unquestionably right: Trump is a pathological liar – no one can deny that.

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