Democrats Will Lose If They Nominate Bernie Sanders – And They Know It

Democrats Will Lose If They Nominate Bernie Sanders – And They Know It


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.”… “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.