Skip to comments.Sanders needs to light a fire now. The question is whether he can control the blaze.
Posted on 01/14/2020 9:27:16 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
DES MOINES, Iowa Sen. Bernie Sanders has stepped up an undeclared war on his top rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination and left himself open to counterattack because it's do-or-die time for him.
Sanders, I-Vt., and his supporters are tangling with former Vice President Joe Biden over foreign policy, trade and race, and with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., over policy purity, elitism and whether he said a woman can't win the presidency. The skirmishes rile up his base at the expense of alienating other Democrats.
While that's a strategy that makes more sense here and in other early primary states, where a relatively small but committed army of supporters can deliver victory, it risks a severe backlash now or over the long run.
For Sanders, the basic challenge is mathematical. He is reviled by much of a Democratic Party that he has held at arm's length for most of his career. That means he can't count on forming a coalition to win the nomination if he comes up short of a majority of convention delegates especially if he turns off Democrats who have warmed to him since his 2016 primary defeat. He has little choice but to go for a shock-and-awe campaign that overwhelms his opponents, and that starts with a fast launch in Iowa.
In the past few weeks, Sanders and his allies have hammered his leading rivals for being too soft in their criticism of Trump's decision to kill Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, placed an op-ed in a South Carolina newspaper accusing Biden of having "repeatedly betrayed black voters" and portrayed Warren as a closet elitist, a false prophet for the progressive movement and a liar.
But it's hard to live in a glass house three weeks from the first votes of 2020.
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Good. We need Bernie voters to be so angry and disillusioned after being cheated two elections in a row, that they stay home on election day rather than vote for Biden or Warren.
anders needs to light a fire now. The question is whether he can control the blaze.
Gee, I didn’t see where the leghumping reporters of nbc played that clip from Project Veritas.
Burning Down The House his campaign theme song yet?
And you have Bernie campaign members saying they want to put Trump supporters in Gulags welcome to the NEW America if this Commie garbage wins in November
I held my nose and read the whole article. Shockingly it never mentioned the Bernie had a HEART ATTACK just a couple months ago! Imagine Trump had had a HEART ATTACK...
This is the problem he had in 2016.
He could have wasted Hillary if he started punching. Understandably I can see him not wanting to accidentally hang himself with rope made out of tissue paper after slipping on a bar of soap at some later point.
But Biden? Sanders could lay into him like it was going out of style, and he wont.
He wants to put Americans in gulags.
He got paid off by the DNC to go away and got a new lakeside vacation home in the process.
Time for the DNC to really screw him.
A very smart point.
“Let Milwaukee burn”
I can’t watch the Dem debates, boring doesn’t define just how bad they are.
The Dems will NEVER allow Bernie to win the nomination, never. It's going to be Biden. And Bernie's "kids" ain't gonna vote for ole joe.
BREAKING: "If Bernie doesn't get the nomination or it goes to a second round at the @DNC Convention, f**king Milwaukee will burn" - @BernieSanders Field Organizer Kyle Jurek.
O'Keef latest undercover with Bernouts.
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