The race on the left for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination is already underway, and independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders — a self-declared socialist who aligns with the Democrat Party — is widely considered to be among the front-runners to obtain that eventual prize and opportunity to face-off against President Donald Trump.
But all is not well in Sanders’ socialist paradise, as the progressive leftist senator is facing some significant resistance to his potential presidential campaign from various corners of the predominately liberal media, who have suddenly decided some three years after he first emerged as a contender to take a sharp look at him.
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Perhaps surprisingly to some, one of the loudest voices thus far to speak out against a potential Sanders campaign is one of his home state’s newspapers — The Barre Montpelier Times Argus — which just published an op-ed against Sanders that was simply titled “Don’t run.”
“Bernie Sanders should not run for president. In fact, we beg him not to,” the paper’s editorial board wrote to begin the rather blunt piece.
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“That is an unfavorable opinion, especially among most Vermonters and progressives who support the platform that has come to define him. But at this point, there are more things about another Sanders run at the White House that concern us than excite us,” the op-ed continued.
The primary concern for the editorial board was that a run by Sanders risked deepening the rift that has already formed within the Democratic Party between the more moderate liberal wing and the more radical progressive left, a rift that had been highlighted by Sanders’ challenge in the 2016 primary against eventual failed nominee Hillary Clinton.
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“We fear a Sanders run risks dividing the well-fractured Democratic Party, and could lead to another split in the 2020 presidential vote. There is too much at stake...
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