15 January 2020 04:48
Bernie Sanders lost the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination to Hillary Clinton. But even if he loses again in 2020, his long-term project to pull Democratic candidates in the direction of socialism is already a success. Today the left-leaning Americans for Tax Fairness is celebrating the end of moderation among Democrats seeking the White House. The organization gleefully announces: All four leading candidates for the Democratic... Even by the cosmically bizarre current standards of Anglo-American politics, the latest twist in the meandering race to take on Trump is a doozy.
In late September, Bernie Sanders was a widely discounted long shot. The self-described socialist senator from Vermont came unexpectedly close to beating Hillary Clinton to the Democratic nomination four years ago – but by this point, pushing 80 and a distant fifth in the polls, he looked done. Conventionally, the presidential contender's comeback trail starts with a high-profile endorsement, a sparkling debate or some other sign there's life in the old dog yet.