The funky grandpa who wants to steal your paycheck is at it again.
According to Politico, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders is setting the foundation for a presidential run in 2020. This time, he’s dropping the shuffle board and pink fuzzy slippers to bone up on foreign policy and actually present himself as a real presidential candidate and not a socialist talkbox still on the fritz from the 1960s.
Gabriel Debenedetti reports: “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.”
It looks like Sanders took more than a few lessons from his first presidential run, including never to trust Hillary Clinton and that you can’t be president without knowing a thing or two about, say, the tide of the Syrian civil war or the recent Saudi attempt to oust the prime minister in Lebanon.
But here’s the real question: Will Bernie have what it takes to beat Donald Trump? The guy is a proselytizer of an outdated ideology that has brought only pain and misery to millions. He couldn’t beat Hillary Clinton in a simple primary contest, yet he’s expected to beat the guy who bested Clinton in a national election?
Of course, Bernie had the election rigged against him before. I doubt the DNC will make the same mistake again. Sanders remains popular with young Democrats who’ve never had a job or worked a real day in their lives. So it only makes sense these low-experience voters would support a guy promising free college tuition and health care.
Sanders remains the 2020 favorite to be the Democrat presidential nominee. Time will tell if he’ll take the plunge again, and jump back, once more, into the fray of presidential politics.
At age 76, there isn’t much for him to lose.
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