While the world ‘s attention is on the pandemic, Bernie Sanders has dropped out of the race for the Democratic Primary as their candidate for President…
US senator Bernie Sanders has ended his presidential bid, clearing the way for former vice president Joe Biden to stand as the Democratic nominee against President Donald Trump in the November election.
Sanders initially exceeded sky-high expectations about his ability to recreate the magic of his 2016 presidential bid, and even overcame a heart attack last October. But he found himself unable to convert unwavering support from progressives into a viable path to the nomination, with “electability” fears fueled by questions about whether his democratic socialist ideology would be palatable to general election voters.
“The path toward victory is virtually impossible,” Sanders told supporters Wednesday. “If I believed we had a feasible path to the nomination I would certainly continue the campaign, but it’s just not there.”
…the great progressive dream is over.
I think after 4 years of the never ending nightmare toxicity that is Trump, numbed Democrats begged not for the revolution of Sanders but for the emotional support Labrador of Biden.
This wasn’t a Democratic primary, it was a cry for help!
The hopes of the working class in America untainted by fear, anger and pain was worth fighting for and Bernie was an incredible champion for those values.
I still believe the only way of winning over the working class vote Trump hijacked with his negative populism of walls, exclusion and selfishness is the free education, free health positive populism of Sanders.
The advert that made me sit up and notice Bernie was his 2016 election campaign ‘America’ and it still catches me emotionally in the throat…
…watching Biden squander this promise is almost as painful as Trump winning another term.
Can Bumbling Biden beat Trump? My heart begs yes, my brain cries no.
Surely the monstrous incompetence of Trump’s response to the horror of the pandemic will turn Americans against this toxic narcissistic fool?
I fear Democrats have nominated a hug as their candidate when only a punch will beat Trump.