Crash and Bern! Sanders Takes Aggressive Steps Towards 2020 Run

According to Politico, Senator Bernie Sanders is making moves towards trying his hand at a presidential campaign again in 2020.

He has been busy getting close to organizations and meeting with international affair experts. So while he has not announced a run in next race, his strategic steps imply that he will.

Sanders has been working closely with figures who are close to the party establishment he’s long railed against, like American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten. And he’s been meeting with international affairs experts such as Bill Perry, a defense secretary in the administration of President Bill Clinton, around a series of speeches designed to define his international vision, one year after running a campaign heavy on domestic policy and light on the rest of the world.

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The Vermont independent hasn’t decided whether to run for president again in 2020. To his closest allies, his efforts represent a natural next step in his role as “outreach chairman” for Senate Democrats, a new position created for him late last year by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York.

Yet the maneuvers could form an important part of a Sanders 2020 effort, a dozen of those allies acknowledged to POLITICO — one that looks markedly different from his surprise 2016 bid, which often suffered from a lack of mainstream political support.

Sanders’ Senior Advisor Ari Rabin-Havt said, “He is now in a very different position than he’s ever been in before. He’s just stepping into the role,” he continued,  “Let’s be clear: He’s in charge of outreach for the caucus. So when people say he’s doing a better job of reaching out? Well, yeah, he’s doing his job. This is a new phase of his career.”

I think it would be an embarrassing loss for Sanders to run, however, I also think that it would be an easy win for Donald Trump in reelection.

Sanders is a socialist. He likes to spend other people’s money. There’s one huge problem with that though: eventually you run out of other people’s money. How does he plan to fund free college and healthcare at that point?

Unless America wants to look more like Venezuela, it would not be smart to vote for a man who promises everything for free.

 

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