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Why Bernie Sanders Supporters Pick Him Over Elizabeth Warren

Is there any real daylight between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren? We asked Sanders supporters at the "Bernie's Back" rally why, for them, the choice is crystal clear.

The Sanders crowd sees Key differences from Warren

26,000 supporters showed up to the “Bernie is Back” rally in Queens, NY. While the Democratic primary field remains crowded Bernie Sanders, supporters are diehard — and see clear differences between him and progressive frontrunner. There has been an oceanic change in politics. It’s been building over these past few decades alongside outlandish economic polarization, endless wars, and racist scapegoating. It has accelerated overwhelmingly in the last few years.

Not long ago, both Sanders and Warren were political outliers, and no mainstream Democrat would touch “fringe” issues like Medicare for All or a Green New Deal with an eleven-foot pole. Years ago, vague promises of “Yes, we can” seemed enough to win hearts and minds and then sell us more of the same old “No, we can’t.” Even further back, Democratic candidates refused to even admit they were “liberals,” let alone radicals or socialists. It is undeniably good for the Left — and a sign of the leftward leaning, radicalizing times that we live in — that Warren and Sanders have dominated the political debates and mainstream discussions during the primary season. Bernie’s signature “Medicare for All” proposal went from a pipe dream of leftists to the yardstick against which other platforms are evaluated, seemingly overnight.

To watch Bernie and Warren team up in primary debates to destroy the pro–private insurance arguments of the moderate Democrats on national television is like a dream come true. Yet denying that there are differences between Warren and Sanders, or that they matter for the future of America and the building of left movements beyond 2020, makes little sense either. The 2020 presidential race has the potential to depart radically from the norm. The pattern of election cycles has been, in all but the most exceptional circumstances, that Democratic politicians come in with abysmally low, vague promises.

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10/21/2019 11:18 PMupdated: 10/22/2019 1:03 PM
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125 comments

  • Christopher A.
    11/01/2019 01:54

    Wow 26 thousand in a city of 7 million impressive....lmfao

  • Robert R.
    11/01/2019 01:30

    Screw the commie Bernie

  • Bubba L.
    11/01/2019 00:46

    Feel the Bern !!!

  • Lloyd T.
    11/01/2019 00:09

    🤣🤣

  • Bob W.
    10/31/2019 23:34

    He's an idiot old commie

  • Chase L.
    10/31/2019 21:46

    Socialist pos 😂

  • Anthony J.
    10/31/2019 21:24

    Once $15 an hour minimum wage but refuses to pay socialist hypocrite Nut Job

  • Pat J.
    10/31/2019 13:26

    Someone would have to be a complete moron, communist or both to vote for either of these idiots.

  • Brendan G.
    10/31/2019 09:37

    Bernie showed no spine when Hillary stole , yes stole, the DNC This guy actually sucks

  • Alan C.
    10/31/2019 02:06

    Nope

  • Mike C.
    10/30/2019 22:36

    You old pos retire

  • Doc M.
    10/30/2019 17:24

    trump 2020!

  • Tony H.
    10/30/2019 16:42

    Go home and take a nap Bernie. Your a delusional clown.you will never be President.

  • Cory S.
    10/30/2019 04:50

    Trump 2020 🇺🇸🎺

  • Benny W.
    10/30/2019 03:59

    He got ppl believing that everything is going to be free...nothing is free...not even the air you breathe...keep on trumpin...trump never offered any free stuff

  • Tommy S.
    10/30/2019 02:12

    I`m going to be Bernie for Halloween by taking half of the candy from the kids that`s out there trick or treating for theirs and giving it to the kids to lazy to get off their lazy butts and go trick or treating

  • Terry A.
    10/30/2019 01:38

    Trump 2020

  • Michael S.
    10/30/2019 00:46

    It's a big shame it wasn't a massive heart attack.

  • Ryan M.
    10/29/2019 23:57

    Dude is going die in a year why is he running

  • Chris H.
    10/29/2019 23:00

    lol