Bernie Sanders is pretty darn close to sealing the deal on the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination, and there is one path forward that could easily put him over the top.
With a clear delegate lead forming ahead of the South Carolina primary, and then Super Tuesday shortly after, Sanders looks to be a formidable foe – even for a Democratic Party who is unafraid to bend the rules to please their establishment figureheads. With enough delegates, it would take a blatant coup to unseat him, the broadcasting of which would just as effectively guarantee Trump’s reelection as a Sanders nomination.
The Democratic Party is out to get Sanders, make no mistake about it. You can see it in the press as we approach the South Carolina contest, with just about every other candidate trashing the Vermont Senator ahead of Tuesday night’s debate.
The lone holdout, however, was Elizabeth Warren.
One candidate who hasn’t yet taken Sanders on directly: Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Though she shares many of Sanders’ liberal policies and could benefit if he were to stumble, she’s been reluctant to tangle with him throughout the campaign.
She was Bloomberg’s fiercest critic during last week’s debate and has signaled she may continue to target the former New York mayor Tuesday night.
There have been whispers around social media for months that a Sanders/Warren ticket could unite the radical fringes of the Democratic Party, and this recent reticence to critique Sanders says a lot of Warren’s chances of making that happen.
And what better time to make that announcement than ahead of Super Tuesday, where a Bernie blowout would make it nearly impossible for the party to cheat him out of the nomination.
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