“progressive populist ticket offering the most bold and sweeping agenda”
The field of Democrats running for president in 2020 is going to be huge.
Now that the Clintons are out of the way, everyone is going to get into the game and there will be plenty of fresh, young faces. Yet they could end up with an older ticket.
Brent Budowsky, who was a vocal supporter of Sanders in 2016 is pushing for a Sanders Warren ticket.
He writes at The Hill:
A Sanders-Warren ticket could win big in 2020
Let’s consider the Democratic options for the presidential ticket in the 2020 elections, with emphasis on the possibility of a Democratic ticket in 2020 of Sanders for president and Warren for vice president…
Democrats are blessed with a large number of excellent potential candidates in 2020 and should consider and confront the mythology spread by Republicans and some insider Democrats that the most progressive Democratic candidates are not the most electable Democratic candidates.
The first model for a Democratic ticket in 2020 would be led by Sanders and Warren. This would be the progressive populist ticket offering the most bold and sweeping agenda…
Whether one supports Sanders or any other potential candidate in 2020, the case is clear that a strong progressive program and message would give Democrats a decided advantage in any campaign against the scandal-ridden and crony-capitalist-dominated presidency of Trump and his GOP allies in Congress.
This could just be wishful thinking on Budowsky’s part. Most progressives seem to believe they’ll win if they fully embrace the furthest left elements of the party. They may be overestimating the appeal of such a platform on the national level.
Sanders is going to be 80 years old and Warren is no spring chicken either. Plus, they’re both from the northeast. Such a ticket might not play as well as Budowsky thinks in other parts of the country.
Additionally, Sanders and Warren might talk about sticking up for the little guy and representing average people, but their rhetoric is wearing a little thin, considering their personal wealth.
Philip Wegmann make the point well at the Washington Examiner:
Three millionaires discuss income inequality: Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Michael Moore plan town hall
Sen. Bernie Sanders will host a televised town hall to discuss the issue of rising income inequality. The Vermont progressive will be joined by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and documentary filmmaker Michael Moore. Because, after all, who is more qualified to talk poverty than three millionaire politicos?
“We’re going to talk about extreme poverty in America,” Sanders told HuffPost, who first broke the news. “Then we’re going to be talking about where we go from here. How do we create an economy that works for everybody and not just the 1 percent?”
That question is the sort of political spectacle that draws a crowd because it’s interesting and because it’s especially hypocritical for the senator to ask. Sanders, Moore, and Warren are incredibly wealthy, beneficiaries of the crony capitalist systems they condemn.
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