Nearly 4 years after Bernie Sanders lost to the establishment moderate Hilary Clinton, he’s back on the primary stage. Unfortunately for Sanders, he’s far less prominent this time around – with the 20 some candidates of diverse racial and political backgrounds which are more appealing to the Democrat electorate.
However, while Bernie Sanders is facing a substantial and unlikely uphill battle to obtain the nomination this time around, the Vermont Senator’s platform – long considered fringe and radical – has found itself in the policies of nearly every candidate in the running.
The Wall Street Journal explains,
“President Trump is a lucky man. Typically a re-election campaign is a referendum on the incumbent, and Mr. Trump is losing that race. But the Democrats are moving left so rapidly that they may let him turn 2020 into a choice between his policy record and the most extreme liberal agenda since 1972 (which may be unfair to George McGovern).
That’s the most significant political message from two nights of debate in Miami this week among 20 Democratic presidential candidates. The party hasn’t merely moved to the left of Bill Clinton’s New Democrats of the 1990s. Democrats have moved to the left of where they were in 2010 when they last ran the government. Bernie Sanders lost to Hillary Clinton in 2016, but he has won the ideological debate.”