It’s time for Bernie 2.0! Self-proclaimed democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has officially entered a crowded Democrat 2020 presidential race. From Vermont Public Radio:

“I wanted to let the people of the state of Vermont know about this first,” Sanders told VPR’s Bob Kinzel. “And what I promise to do is, as I go around the country, is to take the values that all of us in Vermont are proud of — a belief in justice, in community, in grassroots politics, in town meetings — that’s what I’m going to carry all over this country.”

Sanders said he is running to oppose President Donald Trump, and to enact many of the progressive ideas — including universal health care coverage, a $15 minimum wage and reducing student debt — that he championed in 2016.

“I think the current occupant of the White House is an embarrassment to our country,” Sanders said. “I think he is a pathological liar… I also think he is a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, a xenophobe, somebody who is gaining cheap political points by trying to pick on minorities, often undocumented immigrants.”

Sanders knows he will have a different primary than he did in 2016 when he only had to challenge failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Well, not only did he have to challenge her, but the whole DNC. Emails showed how the DNC actively worked to squash the grassroots movement in support of Sanders to prop up Hillary.

This time around Sanders already has a handful of Democrats to challenge in the primary and the number will probably only climb:

Sanders said his campaign hopes to enlist one million people in a “grassroots movement of people prepared to stand up and fight.”

Sanders acknowledged he will encounter a “very different campaign,” than in 2016, when he emerged as the sole serious challenger to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and won 23 primaries and caucuses.

A diverse Democratic field includes more than a dozen candidates who have either formally declared or expressed serious interest. The challengers include five of Sanders’ colleagues in the U.S. Senate — Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren.

While Sanders won’t have to deal with Hillary (yet, of course. The failure still may jump into the race), the race contains those four women along with Rep. Tulsi Gubbard of Hawaii. We know the Democrat party remains obsessed with minorities and try to challenge the white male patriarchy.

Will the DNC learn its lesson? While it wants to prop up women and other minorities, polls have shown Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden as the top choices among voters.

OLD WHITE MEN! The DNC’s worst nightmare!!

The latest Morning Consult poll shows Biden with the lead at 29% and Sanders in second place with 22%. The others fall drastically behind those two old white men.

https://morningconsult.com/2020-democratic-primary/

A Monmouth University poll in January also had Biden at 29%, but Sanders placed second with 16% and Harris in third with 11%.

 
 
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