Has the Bernie Sanders revolution lost momentum? | The Tylt
Has the Bernie Sanders revolution lost momentum?
Sanders secured 60 percent of the New Hampshire Democratic primary vote in 2016. But a new poll shows him retaining less than half of that support two years later. In a state that should be a stronghold for him, he's now running a distant third place behind Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden.
In the poll, Warren leads the pack with 26%, followed by Biden with 20% and Sanders a distant third with just 13%.
Sanders' critics say this drop in support proves the Vermont senator was never fully vetted in 2016. The more people see of him, the less they like him. And if he's so popular, how come all the candidates he endorses lose?
Many voters of color say he still doesn't get that economic justice won't fix structural racism.
FYI Sanders called for Obama to be primaryed and has Cornell West, who called him a n----ized President, on his Our Revolution panel, trashed him for making money for speeches even though he does too, and excoriated him on MLK day. https://t.co/b8TPHICW6Q
Others say the Democrats are so spineless and corrupt that we need a completely new paradigm, one led by Bernie. Voters are sick of the corporate parties, and say there's little difference between them.
— Reform DNC (Bernie Sanders for President 2020) (@ReformDNC) May 1, 2018
Sanders himself has said real change takes time. You can't discount a movement because it doesn't achieve all its goals in two years. He and the progressives who follow him are in this for the long haul.
I think that in a couple of years we have come a very long way... So look, you don’t change the world overnight. But I think it is very clear that ideologically and from a grassroots perspective, the momentum is with us.