Bernie Sanders believes he has a “very strong chance” of being the Democratic candidate in 2020.

By |2019-06-09T12:50:13-08:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |19 Comments

Do you agree?

Courtesy of Salon:

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., told CNN during an interview on Sunday that he believes he has a “very strong chance” of being the Democratic presidential nominee in 2020 — and, eventually, of defeating President Donald Trump.

“What I think is that four years ago, you know, there were only two of us in the race, and we split the vote about 50% each. This time we’ve got a whole lot of candidates and I don’t think anybody is going to reach 50%,” Sanders told CNN’s Dana Bash during an appearance on “State of the Union” on Sunday. His comments referred to a recent survey which found that former Vice President Joe Biden is ahead in the crucial Iowa caucus with 24 percent of the vote. Sanders is running in second place with 16 percent of the vote.

Sanders argued that he has an “excellent” chance of winning in the Iowa caucus next year but did not go so far as to say that he would win more half of the votes that will be case.

“We’re not going to get 50% of the vote in Iowa. I don’t think anybody will,” Sanders told Bash.

The Vermont senator added, “I think we have a very strong chance of being the candidate who will defeat the worst president in the modern history of this country, Donald Trump.”

Much of Sanders support in the polls right now might be the result of name recognition, so as the other candidates become more well known they might chip away at that over time.

Will Marshall, president and founder of the Progressive Policy Institute also suggests that Sanders may not be electable in swing states where his socialism tag may serve as an albatross around his neck. 

He also points out something very important:

“I do think he got a lot of support [in 2016] that was in protest of the Democratic establishment, perhaps Hillary Clinton personally. The question is whether Bernie as a free-standing proposition is as powerful as Bernie as a place to lodge a protest against the things you don’t like about your party. So we’ll see,” Marshall told Salon in April.

Exactly!

A vote for Sanders in the primary was often a protest vote against the whole political establishment, but with a number of candidates relatively new to politics, he might have some competition in that area.

He is also running with candidates, a number of them female, who share many of his policy positions, and some positions even more progressive. 

So this time around Sanders will not be running against an establishment figure who half of the country reviled, but instead against fresh new faces who are just now introducing themselves to the American people. 

In a field like that how well to we really think Sanders will do?

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19 Comments

  1. Beaglemom June 10, 2019 at 4:29 am

    I certainly hope that Bernie Sanders will NOT be the “Democratic” nominee for 2020. For starters, he’s NOT a Democrat. He’s a spoiler who’s been clinging to the Democratic Party’s coattails for too long. He’s part of why we’re enduring Don the Con’s presence in the White House now and most Democrats don’t want him as the nominee. And who wants another grumpy old man in the White House?

  2. Anonymous June 10, 2019 at 5:08 am

    OMG, is he going to screw up another election, he isn’t a Democrat and should not be able to run as one.

  3. The Bern June 10, 2019 at 6:45 am

    “The only thing Trump got from this stunt was yet another round of abundant attention as everyone tried to decipher the riddle of ‘what-is-this-unusual-and-loopy-man-up to-this-time-because-he’s-breaking-the-norms-of-generally-accepted-presidential-behavior?’”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/06/mexico-called-trumps-bluff-on-tariffs-so-now-he-may-try-more-dangerous-stunts-trump-biographer/

    The most unpopular winner ever may very likely win again.The Conversation

    https://theconversation.com/the-most-unpopular-presidential-election-winner-ever-could-win-again-in-2020-115752

  4. Harvey Milk June 10, 2019 at 6:49 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/06/10/age-matters-more-than-sexual-orientation-to-u-s-presidential-voters-in-new-poll.html

    Americans are more likely to say they would reject a candidate older than 70 than a candidate who is gay, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll on Monday.

  5. Anonymous June 10, 2019 at 7:12 am

    OT/”Cranston began his speech with a groan-worthy joke: “Wow. Finally, a straight, old white man gets a break!” ‘Demagoguery Is the Enemy of the People’

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/bryan-cranston-calls-out-trump-at-the-tony-awards-demagoguery-is-the-enemy-of-the-people?ref=home

  6. Anonymous June 10, 2019 at 7:16 am

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/fox-news-stars-begin-pushing-rumors-about-joe-bidens-health?ref=home

    “Baseless claims about Biden’s medical fitness have quietly taken hold on Fox. At a time when TV news stars make similar claims about Trump and Clinton, this may be the new normal.

    Nevertheless, early last week, while hosting her eponymous Fox Business Network show, Kennedy suggested Biden’s campaign staff may want to keep him “off a main stage” because he says “stupid things and he slurs,” adding that Biden “does look very tired.”

    The following evening on her program, Kennedy went even further, once again invoking the conspiracy theory about Clinton’s overcoat to suggest Biden could be viewed as being in poor health.

    “I think that it is a good move on Bernie’s part comparing Joe Biden to Hillary,” she said about Sanders saying that, in possibly picking Biden, Democrats might make “the same mistake” they did in nominating Clinton in 2016.”

    • nanna June 10, 2019 at 2:01 pm

      Who would expect anything less from Fox? I bet they’re real sad that they can’t claim that Mayor Pete is dying of AIDS, that that would be a bridge too far for even their ugliest hate merchants.

      There’s a reason that normal people don’t watch Fox.

  7. anónimo June 10, 2019 at 8:21 am

    https://thehill.com/homenews/news/447672-nra-board-members-received-payments-from-group-report

    “If these allegations are correct and 18 board members received pay, you’re damn right I am [concerned],” Malone told the Post. “If it’s correct, the members who pay their dues should be damn concerned, too.”

    @NydiaVelazquez
    While nearly 100 Americans are killed with guns every day, the @NRA is out spending hundreds of thousands on trucks and “membership commissions.” When will the public finally be put before the benefit of greedy gun owners?
    @washingtonpost

  8. Anonymous in Chicago June 10, 2019 at 8:27 am

    I agree with the others – Sanders is NOT a Democrat. Sanders has been in the Senate for a long time and hasn’t been able to pass any of the various political legislation he talks about. If an old, white man has to be in office, then as of today, I’ll vote for Biden but Sanders will never get my vote. I think Mayor Pete has probably got the smarts on most of the other candidates but he’s discounted because of his “young” age. However, I’m going to follow Mayor Pete and hope he keeps gaining in the polls.

    Right now, we are focused on getting Trump out of the White House. But the Democrats need to look beyond 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. I hope the Democratic Party is working on changing the Senate majority and is also prioritizing getting McTurtle & Susan Collins out of there, too.

    • Anony June 10, 2019 at 6:35 pm

      Ditto Chicago!

  9. Anonymous June 10, 2019 at 9:21 am

    CNN Iowa Poll: Abortion, climate change, guns top list of must-have issues for likely caucusgoers
    “Support for abortion rights is tops, with about 8 in 10 calling it a must have regardless of how they plan to participate. Recognition of climate change as the greatest threat to humanity stands narrowly behind, a must-have for about three-quarters.
    Fewer (about 6 in 10) say it’s a must have to support restoring the ban on assault-style weapons.”

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/10/politics/cnn-iowa-2020-poll-top-issues-candidate-traits/index.html

    #1 I$$UE=ABORTION=FORCED LABOR=LABOR FORCE

  10. nanna June 10, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    I think Bernie Sanders is pretty much done. He has been shown up by a US senator who has achieved more since 2008 than Bernie Sanders has in his very long career of attaching his name to other people’s legislation.

    I’ve always admired Elizabeth Warren professionally and I believe Democrats owe her a good shot at this after they and Obama allowed the Republicans to shaft her after she had done all the heavy lifting in the days when Obama was trying to tell us the Republicans would be reasonable, the days when Barack Obama kept forgetting that he was black. There are some things I’ll never forgive Obama for- being so very absent from public life the last two years while America has suffered is one- but the betrayal of Elizabeth Warren after she did such a great job for him is at the top of the list.

    The Republicans are the reason that Elizabeth Warren is in the US Senate and that’s one very good reason to vote for her, she doesn’t take any shit from them and when they come around with their white lady kumbaya she will tell them to fuck off just like she told Fux News they weren’t getting a town.

    • nanna June 10, 2019 at 2:15 pm

      hall. haha

    • anonymous June 11, 2019 at 9:20 am

      TARP oversight
      Warren stands next to President Barack Obama as he announces the nomination of Richard Cordray as the first director of the CFPB, July 2011.
      On November 14, 2008, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid appointed Warren to chair the five-member Congressional Oversight Panel created to oversee the implementation of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act. The panel released monthly oversight reports evaluating the government bailout and related programs. During Warren’s tenure, these reports covered foreclosure mitigation; consumer and small business lending; commercial real estate; AIG; bank stress tests; the impact of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) on the financial markets; government guarantees; the automotive industry; and other topics.[a]
      Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
      Warren was an early advocate for the creation of a new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The bureau was established by the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law by President Obama in July 2010. In September 2010 Obama named Warren Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the CFPB to set up the new agency. While liberal groups and consumer advocacy groups urged Obama to formally nominate Warren as the agency’s director, financial institutions and Republican members of Congress strongly opposed her, believing she would be an overly zealous regulator.<WikiP

  11. Moles June 10, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Look at him for God’s sake. He looks utterly demented and will screw up the election for the Democrats again unless they come to their senses and kick him to the kerb. He promises everything to the electorate that they could possibly want and who’s going to pay for it? The taxpayers. Wake up people.

  12. AK Lynne June 10, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Well, I like Bernie, but I don’t think it will be him. He may come in toward the top of god knows how many candidates we have now, but I think someone younger will get it. There are so many qualified people running, it’s rather an overload right now. I just know I’ll be out there voting for her/him when the time comes, whomever is our candidate.

  13. Anonymous June 10, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Abraham Lincoln – today – looks younger than Bernie.

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