Bloomberg Sounds Alarms on Bernie Sanders

Posted: Feb 19, 2020 1:30 PM
Bloomberg Sounds Alarms on Bernie Sanders

Source: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

The rise of Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) in a substantial number of national polls has set off alarms within the Democratic establishment. It is no secret that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and allies do not want Sen. Sanders to clinch the party’s nomination for president; we saw this in 2016. FiveThirtyEight currently predicts that Sen. Sanders will have a substantial lead in delegates by Super Tuesday:

Former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg (D-NY), who made a late entry into the primary, recognizes the legitimacy of Sen. Sanders’ candidacy. Bloomberg’s top strategist insinuated that other candidates should suspend their campaigns in order to unite against Sen. Sanders:

This blatant effort by the Democratic establishment to undermine Sen. Sanders' candidacy is a repeat of 2016, and does not project unity within the Democratic Party in an election year.