Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, September 12, 2019

"Bernie" Sanders, the Brooklyn-Vermont "democratic socialist" who takes the debate stage Thursday night as one of the three leading candidates to become the Democratic Party's presidential nominee.

Sanders is at a disadvantage. He's not the Establishment Favorite - that would be Joe Biden - and he's not the Surging Insurgent, Elizabeth Warren.

He is, instead, The Exact Same Guy He Was Last Time - a fiery leftist who has a substantial, if not primary-majority-size, base of committed supporters who believe in his ambitious plans to bring justice to a "rigged" society by sticking it to the damn fat cats.

A Sanders presidency would, guaranteed, involve an attempt to raise taxes on top earners in order to institute single-payer universal health coverage and make college free.

More

Comments

Admin's note: Participants in this discussion must follow the site's moderation policy. Profanity will be filtered. Abusive conduct is not allowed.

Per the article ...

Sanders can stay in the race long enough to let bad things happen to the less-tested candidates, because he has a tidy $27 million in cash on hand and a deep e-Rolodex of small donors.

Also, compared with him, the "less-tested candidates" are all of them: No one has been as recently vetted or run as large of a national campaign as he has, and he's been rock-solid in debates.

(Knowing what you believe and want to do is actually a good way of coming off well in superficial, theatrical situations, it turns out.)

And then, if he won the primary, he'd be running in a general election against Donald Trump - an unpopular president who's overseeing a shaky economy - as a candidate with a history of appealing to the kind of lower-income, less educated voters that were key to Trump's win in 2016.

It could happen!


Of course it could happen.

Bernie is already beating Trump in the blood red-state of Texas ...

Bernie beats Trump in Texas
drudge.com

And it wouldn't surprise me one bit to see the post-debate pundits do everything they can to diminish and outright smear Bernie.

#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-09-12 07:32 PM | Reply

"Bernie beats Trump in Texas

POSTED BY PINCHALOAF "

Too bad the election isn't tomorrow.

Oh, wait, even polls taken on the eve of the election are meaningless. Better wait until the one poll that counts is taken.

Election 2016

en.wikipedia.org

#2 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-12 08:04 PM | Reply

#2 | POSTED BY GOATMAN

Bernie is the most politician in America -- the Texas poll has merit.

#3 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-09-12 08:10 PM | Reply

Bernie is a damn commie.

#4 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-09-13 10:27 AM | Reply

Bernie is a child in an old man's body. And a spoiled child at that.

#5 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-09-13 01:02 PM | Reply

But I guess he could be president. He's the left's Trump.

#6 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-09-13 01:03 PM | Reply

What does Mike Lofgren think about him; that's the important thing.

#7 | Posted by homerj at 2019-09-13 02:06 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Bernie is a damn commie.

#4 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Hi Sniper!

#8 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-09-13 02:44 PM | Reply

The following HTML tags are allowed in comments: a href, b, i, p, br, ul, ol, li and blockquote. Others will be stripped out. Participants in this discussion must follow the site's moderation policy. Profanity will be filtered. Abusive conduct is not allowed.

Anyone can join this site and make comments. To post this comment, you must sign it with your Drudge Retort username. If you can't remember your username or password, use the lost password form to request it.
Username:
Password:

Home | Breaking News | Comments | User Blogs | Stats | Back Page | RSS Feed | RSS Spec | DMCA Compliance | Privacy | Copyright 2019 World Readable

Drudge Retort