We need a clarifying moment, not a mushy Biden v. Trump election. Let’s choose, capitalism or socialism, western society or the red-green alliance.
Bernie is staging a major comeback in fundraising and media perception as Democrats head into the Iowa caucuses in just over a month.
How quickly talk turned from Warren being inevitable, to Bernie being “ascendant” as WaPo says, and now going on attack against Biden:
“It’s just a lot of baggage that Joe takes into a campaign, which isn’t going to create energy and excitement,” Sanders said. “He brings into this campaign a record which is so weak that it just cannot create the kind of excitement and energy that is going to be needed to defeat Donald Trump.”
It’s a long way from here to Bernie being the Democrat nominee, but who else will it be? Biden? Maybe, but there’s no energy there.
If Warren continues to fall, will her supporters go to a crony corporatist like Biden? Combined, the far-left wing of the party as reflected in combined Bernie and Warren supporters far outpaces Biden. If the far left coalesces around Bernie, there’s no reason he can’t win the nomination.
A Bernie v. Trump battle is the battle we need, just as Britain needed far-leftist anti-Western anti-Israel Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn versus conservative capitalist pro-Western pro-Israel Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson.
The targeted killing of Iranian terror chief Qassem Soleimani brings that contrast into focus. Corbyn rubbed shoulders with and revered Palestinian terrorists; Bernie has surrounded himself with people like Linda Sarsour who do the same. Corbyn was the great hope of the anti-Israel movement, as is Bernie despite Bernie’s claim not to be one of them.
There is little difference between the company Corbyn kept, and the company Bernie keeps. Bernie would be far more than non-interventionist, he’s in bed with the red-green alliance just like Corbyn was.
It was Britain’s time for choosing. And Britain chose life for itself.
The risk that Corbyn might have won was unnerving, since anything can happen in an election. So too, a Bernie presidency, with its realignment not just of economic policy but of the economic system itself, and the sea change in foreign policy it would bring, is unthinkable. While the conventional wisdom is that Trump would trounce Bernie easily, anything can happen so there are no guarantees.
But facing the unthinkable can be a clarifying moment. It certainly was for the British, who elected conservatives in districts held by Labour for decades.
We need a clarifying moment, not a mushy Biden v. Trump election. Let’s choose, capitalism or socialism, western society or the red-green alliance, Israel or the destruction of Israel, private medical care or government run medical care, free enterprise or 5-year plans, on down the line.
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