“Joe, Whatdya Gonna Do?” is Bernie’s New Campaign Mantra
2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) held a press conference in Vermont Wednesday afternoon.
Sanders was to provide a campaign update after losing “bigly” in Tuesday night’s primaries to fellow contender, Joe Biden.
Despite the fact that once again, Sanders has been unable to amass the delegates needed to clinch the nomination, he vowed Wednesday to continue fighting (at least until Sunday), providing anecdotal evidence of support across the country who really likes him, but will vote for Biden anyway.
Bernie Sanders says he's looking forward to the Democratic debate against Joe Biden on Sunday, and will challenge Biden on his plans for issues like health care, climate change and income inequality https://t.co/ikyZQktGx8 pic.twitter.com/4jZrKr4GT6
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 11, 2020
Sanders says he has a lock on the youth vote (more on that beneath) and that he looks forward to debating Biden Sunday night. He also went down a laundry list of things he plans to ask Biden, which seems an odd strategy. Unless of course this is all calculated as a means to bring Sanders supporters into Biden’s camp when he inevitably drops out (they won’t) by allowing Biden the chance to tell them exactly what they want to hear — my money’s on that.
With his list of questions, Bernie is implicitly conceding he's staying in the race to push Biden a bit farther to the left before dropping out.
— John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) March 11, 2020
You can watch the full video here.
And about that “youth vote”:
Also, I've been working on campaigns since 1992 presidential election. I can promise you with 100% certainty that the "youth" never actually vote. I can tell how stupid or naive a candidate is if they start talking about turning out the youth vote.
— Jacob Perry ?☠️ (@RealJacobPerry) March 11, 2020
From Bernie’s presser:
"Last night was obviously not a good night for our campaign from a delegate point of view," Sanders says. Is there another point of view?
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) March 11, 2020
“While we are currently losing the delegate count,” Sanders says, “we are strongly winning” in support for a progressive agenda.
— Rick Klein (@rickklein) March 11, 2020
Well yes, being surrounded by anti-semites and praising mass-murdering dictators will have that effect. https://t.co/O6LcAHsIyf
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) March 11, 2020
“It is not just the ideological debate that our progressive movement is winning. We are winning the generational debate,” Bernie says, noting he is winning “the vast majority of votes” among young voters, while Biden is winning older voters.
— Sabrina Siddiqui (@SabrinaSiddiqui) March 11, 2020
Bernie continues: “We are winning the generational debate,” then highlights winning the vast majority of younger people’s vote while Biden wins the older vote.
“My message to the Democratic Party: In order to win the future, you need to win the voters who represent our future.”
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) March 11, 2020
Indeed. Winning everything. Except delegates. https://t.co/OFfHSiURxd
— John Noonan (@noonanjo) March 11, 2020
Bernie is all the way back to where he started in 2015–a no-hope presidential candidate holding up the banner for a cause
— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) March 11, 2020
Bernie Sanders is going through all of the things that he plans to press Joe Biden on during the debate on Sunday, essentially providing his rival with a take-home exam.
— Matt Viser (@mviser) March 11, 2020
Biden won Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, and Idaho on Tuesday. Sanders took North Dakota and Washington.
Michigan was the biggest prize with 125 pledged delegates.
In 2016, polls showed failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ahead of Sanders by 25 points. Sanders ended up winning the state.DONATE
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