Who should Democrats nominate in 2020: Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren? | The Tylt
Speculation is already brewing about who should be the Democratic nominee for president in 2020. After a strong showing in the 2016 Democratic primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) maintains a loyal, vocal following. But others say Bernie's not a Democrat, and it's time for a woman to lead. Enter Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who is a folk-hero to many on the left for her frequent attacks on Wall Street and big banks. Who has your vote?
Who should Democrats nominate in 2020: Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren?
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Sanders fans argue that he is America's most popular politician and the grassroots movement that coalesced around him in 2016 can get him over the finish line in 2020.
But Warren made big waves at Netroots Nation, vowing to an enthusiastic crowd that she "would persist."
“We are not the gate-crashers of today’s Democratic Party,” Ms. Warren said, invoking a term first used to describe the liberal blogosphere that emerged a decade ago. “We are not a wing of today’s Democratic Party. We are the heart and soul of today’s Democratic Party.”
Warren fans point out that her voting record is actually far more progressive than Bernie's.
But Sanders' support shows no signs of diminishing, especially among young people. He's simply far more well-known than Warren, and his message still galvanizes millions of supporters across the country.
And since there are basically no Bernie People with the stature to run besides Bernie, this is why I keep saying Bernie's the frontrunner.— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) August 3, 2017
But many Democrats regard Sanders as an opportunist who changed his party affiliation temporarily in 2016 to take advantage of the organization's money and access. They say there's no way in hell the Democrats should nominate someone who won't even join the party.
This^point^right^fuckin^here^— Henry~Monari ⚖️ (@HMGichana) August 2, 2017
-Warren is a *DEMOCRAT*, she cares about *OUR PARTY VALUES*
-Bernie is *TOXIC* to *OUR PARTY* he's a parasite.
Warren fans say she is both a progressive and a Democrat.
Bernie isn't a Democrat. And he is a worthless pos. Warren is our Democrat Progressive Leader.— Clifford Clark (@IShallResist) April 20, 2017
A lot of Bernie supporters have never forgiven Warren for endorsing Hillary Clinton. They say she betrayed the movement and will never get their vote.
Bernie is the boss, but Warren is a traitor— Lasse Meisner (@Don_meisner) June 21, 2017
Elizabeth Warren is a traitor. She choose Hillary over Bernie when it really mattered— Lasse Meisner (@Don_meisner) June 19, 2017
But Warren's defenders say she's accomplished a lot more in her brief time in the Senate than Sanders has in many decades. He's all talk, she's all action.
Yeah she's been at Wall St.'s throat since she stepped into the Senate. She's the reason the Consumer Financial Protection board exists.— Chekmate 🇷🇺🕵️🇷🇺 (@JustHacking) August 2, 2017
And even some people love Bernie say he's just too old for the job.
If you're fishing for someone on the left who will straight-up say Bernie's too old, I'll do that. He's close to a last resort.— Beau Boughamer 🌹 (@BeauInMaryland) August 6, 2017