Of the declared Democrat Party presidential candidates, Bernie Sanders has the best chance to win the nomination. At least at this point. Not too long ago, a Democrat Party candidate who embraced socialism, open borders, and infanticide would have been disqualified. In addition, a candidate who was an Israel-hating anti-Semite and Jihad apologist would have been a non-starter. Not anymore.
As despicable as the anti-American Bernie Sanders is, one can’t deny that his support is large, energetic and determined, particularly among young people. Sanders is also well organized and well funded, and his supporters are quite effective on social media. Sanders would also have the full support of the mainstream media should he be Trump’s opponent in 2020.
It would be a serious mistake for Trump and the Republicans to dismiss Sanders as just an old socialist who can’t win a general election. More than anyone else, Trump should understand the dangers of being overconfident and dismissing an opponent. Hilary Clinton dismissed Trump in 2016, and it cost her (in part) the presidency. Ted Cruz dismissed socialist Beto O’Rourke in 2018, and it almost cost him his Senate seat in conservative Texas. This same kind of scenario could happen to Trump in 2020, if Trump dismisses Sanders and his supporters.
Many Americans clearly don’t understand just how destructive and dangerous Sanders’ policies are. Trump and the Republican Party must do a much better job of attacking and exposing Sanders (and other socialist Democrats), or Americans may wake up to a very different country in 2020. Sanders says he wants to transform America. He means it.
“Could Sanders beat Trump in 2020? Yes – here’s how,” by Tim Chapman, Fox News, March 9, 2019:
Announcing his second bid for the presidency March 2, Sen. Bernie Sanders drew a massive crowd in Brooklyn, estimated at 13,000 by his campaign. But can he do the same in Peoria?
The answer, unequivocally, is yes. His performance in the 2016 primaries showed that the Vermont socialist enjoys broad appeal in Middle America.That may seem surprising, given the media’s focus on Sanders as a far-left progressive who never shies away from the socialist label and its depiction of “fly-over” country as the domain of backward-looking conservatives.
These narratives would lead you to believe that Sanders and Middle America would be the political equivalent of oil and water. But like most political narratives, these are incomplete. And if they’ve led you to assume that President Trump would easily trounce the aging socialist in the interior in the presidential election next year, think again.
Sanders’ base may be dyed-in-the-wool progressives, but his support extends far beyond that. In the 2016 Democratic primaries, rural working-class voters vastly preferred Sanders over Hillary Clinton.
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