Should Bernie Sanders run for president in 2020? | The Tylt

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Should Bernie Sanders run for president in 2020?
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Bernie Sanders is the nation's most popular politician, and many in his inner circle say the door is open for another presidential run in 2020. Skeptics say that at age 79, the Vermont senator will be too old for the job—but is that ageist? Sanders' critics argue Clinton beat him in the primary by nearly four million votes, and he'll never win a Democratic nomination without support from voters of color. But others think he'd succeed as an Independent candidate. Should Sanders run again? 👴🏻

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Though Democrats are divided about a Sanders candidacy, one California representative has already come out firmly in support of a run.

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 Bernie would be 79 years old in 2020. Love him or hate him, many say that is just too old for the world's most stressful job.

Young people don’t seem to care that Sanders was born before Pearl Harbor. But they should. By any sensible standard, Sanders is way past his presidential sell date.
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Many critics of the Democratic Party say they lost to Donald Trump in 2016 because they have abandoned the white working class in favor of coastal elites, Wall Street interests, and identity politics. They argue Bernie could win those voters back.

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But Bernie's scathing indictments of the Democratic Party have alienated many lifelong Democratic voters. They say an Independent from a white rural state, who's never passed any significant legislation, has no business running for the party's nomination.

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Others argue Sanders is only so popular because he was never truly vetted or had to deal with real opposition. Clinton could never truly unload on him because she needed to bring his supporters into the fold down the road. But Republicans would not hesitate to go after all of Bernie's weak points: his refusal to release more than one year of tax returns, his attempt to ship nuclear waste from Vermont to a poor Latino community in Texas, his praise of Castro and the Nicaraguan Sandinistas, and his support for gun rights.

The Republicans' opposition research folder [on Sanders] was almost two feet thick. (The section calling him a communist with connections to Castro alone would have cost him Florida.) The belief that Sanders would have walked into the White House based on polls taken before anyone really attacked him is a delusion built on a scaffolding of political ignorance.
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But others say the Democrats would be fools not to nominate him.

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Many argue Sanders would have to make serious inroads with voters of color in the next four years to win the Democratic nomination—can he do it?

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Sanders angered many loyal Democrats when he defended Trump voters against accusations of racism and misogyny. They say it's further evidence that he wants to center white men politically, and that he simply cannot succeed without a diverse coalition.

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But many members of the Sanders Revolution say it's time to move away from the two-party binary anyway, and that if Sanders runs as an Independent he can unify a broad group of voters from across the political spectrum behind him.

FINAL RESULTS
Should Bernie Sanders run for president in 2020?
A festive crown for the winner
#Bernie4Prez2020
#GoAwayBernie
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