The incumbent US senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders announced his run for the US Presidential Candidacy for the year 2020. This move will mark his second attempt to win the Democratic Party’s nomination. He rose into highest popularity as a progressive political star in 2016 despite losing his candidacy bid.
The 77-year-old US senator claimed that his campaign raised a whopping $1 million (£777,000) within three and half hours of launching. Donald Trump, being as outspoken as he is, labelled Mr. Sanders as a “Pathological Liar” and “Racist”.
Barnie joined a rather crowded milieu of the democrats that include Senator of Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren; Senator of New Jersey, Cory Booker, Senator of California, Kamala Harris and the list goes on.
It is believed that Sanders has vitalized the progressive movement and reshaped the democratic party. He is touted as being the self-styled democratic socialist who spent at least 30 years of his congressional career on the political scene.
In an e-mail announcing his decision to supporters on Tuesday morning, Barnie said, ““Together, you and I and our 2016 campaign began the political revolution,” He further added, “Now, it is time to complete that revolution and implement the vision that we fought for.”
Sanders is certain that he will prevail over diverse field of democrats which includes several females and minority candidates. He swears to beat Donald Trump and wrest power out of his hands. He took a jibe on Donald Trump saying, ““the most dangerous president in modern American history”.
There is no denying that Sanders introduced some progressive strategies in 2016 that raised his respect among the people. He announced Medicare for all, a $15-an-hour federal minimum wage, tuition-free college. He even demanded to fight climate change more aggressively which is definitely the need of the hour. Furthermore, what really had a major draw with the common masses was his proposal to tax the wealthy people at a higher rate. His strategies were trailblazing and is now adopted by a number of successive presidential candidates.
Sanders is likely to face condemnation from moderate democrats and from Republicans who are likely to use his candidacy to establish his party as too much liberal. In fact, President Donald Trump used his state of the Union speech earlier this month terming it creep of socialism in America.
Sanders, however, made clear that he will chase Trump directly in his campaign. He will acquire new electoral strategies and ride high on his ideologies to carve a niche in the midterm election cycle that lately saw women and minority candidates sweep to power.
Sanders is to enjoy more advantages that other canditates in the race. He will begin a second run not as a political outsider but as a top-tier candidate with near-universal name recognition, a loyal following and a matchless donor list.
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