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Opinion Goodbye, Bernie Sanders

18:25  09 april  2020
18:25  09 april  2020 Source:   cnn.com

Larry David Thinks Bernie Sanders “Should Drop Out” Of Presidential Race

  Larry David Thinks Bernie Sanders “Should Drop Out” Of Presidential Race Larry David has curbed his enthusiasm for Bernie Sanders, saying he thinks it’s time for the Vermont senator to bow out of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race. “I feel he should drop out,” David told the New York Times in an interview published Saturday. “He’s too far behind. He can’t get the nomination. And I think, you know, it’s no time to fool around here. Everybody’s got to support Biden.”David, 72, spoke with Times reporter Maureen Dowd via FaceTime from his home in Pacific Palisades, here in Los Angeles.

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a large white ball: Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders participate in the Democratic debate in Washington, on Sunday, March 15. © Gabriella Demczuk for CNN Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders participate in the Democratic debate in Washington, on Sunday, March 15.

Bernie Sanders made the unthinkable seem possible, briefly -- that a democratic socialist could capture a major US party nomination. But in the the end, Democrats didn't want his "revolution."

The Vermont senator, who folded his Democratic campaign Tuesday, built a vibrant progressive movement advocating the biggest role for the state since the 1960s, in health care, education, business and environmental policy. He gave voice on the left, as Donald Trump did on the right, to voters alienated by globalization and the school of free market economics defined by Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher.

Bernie Sanders drops out of the presidential race

  Bernie Sanders drops out of the presidential race After early triumphs in the Democratic primary, the independent from Vermont failed to pull away from former Vice President Joe Biden as a wide field dwindled. After early triumphs in the Democratic primary, the independent from Vermont failed to pull away from former Vice President Joe Biden as a wide field dwindled. Sanders saw success from Iowa to New Hampshire, Nevada, Colorado and California.

Sanders ran against what he branded as corrupt party elites, thrilling northern liberals and younger voters. But rival Joe Biden's victory suggests that the 'establishment' remains the party's best hope of winning in November, uniting votes from African Americans, working class whites, suburban women and more educated voters. Moderates and not liberals took back the House for Democrats in the 2018 midterms, so party leaders will be relieved Sanders is out.

That's not to say Sanders didn't change the party. Democrats need his millions of voters to embrace Biden, if they are to beat Donald Trump. So, a Biden administration would likely be slightly more liberal on issues like financing college, providing health care and reining in Wall Street excess than the Obama White House.

Bernie Sanders, strong supporter of net neutrality, ends presidential bid

  Bernie Sanders, strong supporter of net neutrality, ends presidential bid Former Vice President Joe Biden will now likely face President Donald Trump in the general election.The Vermont senator made the announcement during a call with staff, his campaign said Wednesday, a day after Wisconsin held its primary. Though Sanders had strong showings at the start of the primary season, former Vice President Joe Biden staged a later surge and has gained momentum. As the field of candidates thinned, it became clear that moderate and many undecided voters were consolidating around Biden, who now leads in the number of pledged delegates for the nomination.

Though a terse and rumpled character, there is no doubting the sincerity of Sanders' lifelong beliefs. As he shuffles out of the race, taking his Brooklyn-accented speeches on millionaires and billionaires with him, he may find satisfaction that his principles have fresh resonance. One outcome of the coronavirus pandemic will likely be a reinvigorated role for the state in taking care of the common welfare of the people. It might not go as far as Sanders might like, but that's his campaign in a nutshell.

'Not me, Us'

Joe Biden, the last standing Democratic candidate, released a statement Wednesday praising Sanders' movement and crediting him with changing US domestic political dialogue. In it, he reprised a familiar Sanders slogan. "As friends, Jill and I want to say to Bernie and Jane, we know how hard this is," Biden wrote. "You have put the interest of the nation — and the need to defeat Donald Trump — above all else. And for that Jill and I are grateful. But we also want you to know: I'll be reaching out to you. You will be heard by me. As you say: Not me, Us."

Joe Bidn wins the Democratic primary in Alaska

 Joe Bidn wins the Democratic primary in Alaska © Provided by Le Point The presidential candidate Joe Biden was declared the winner of the Democratic primary in Alaska on Saturday evening after a vote by mail due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ballots were sent before the withdrawal of his rival Bernie Sanders from the nomination contest of the Democratic party last week. The former vice-president of Barack Obama , assured winner of the Democratic primary, largely won the election in Alaska with 55.3% of the votes and nine of the 15 delega

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: No one points a finger like Bernie Sanders. Farewell to the Vermonter and his tireless finger jabs. (Which you can still catch in the Senate, if it ever reopens.) Above, Sanders at a campaign rally on March 8 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. © Brittany Greeson/Getty Images No one points a finger like Bernie Sanders. Farewell to the Vermonter and his tireless finger jabs. (Which you can still catch in the Senate, if it ever reopens.) Above, Sanders at a campaign rally on March 8 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Elizabeth Warren endorses Democrat Joe Biden for president .
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren gives the presumptive Democratic front-runner another high-profile backing from one of his former rivals. © Matt Rourke In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden are shown at a Democratic presidential primary debate in Charleston, S.C. "In this moment of crisis, it's more important than ever that the next president restores Americans' faith in good, effective government — and I've seen Joe Biden help our nation rebuild," Warren wrote in a tweet.

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