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Did Bernie Sanders Reject the People’s Party?

On yesterday’s Meet the Press, Bernie Sanders publicly responded to the People’s Party invitation to run on their 2020 presidential ticket. On the surface, it sounded like Bernie rejected the offer. But it’s too early to know what will happen.

Bernie Sanders exactingly stated he is “currently” focused on restoring Progressive ideals to the Democrat Party. In other words, he is not “currently” prepared to be drafted by the People’s Party. Logically, therefore, future options remain open. Meanwhile, I’m sure Nick Brana, and the folks at People’s Party, aim to expand Sanders’ already considerable political base.

Timing & Strategy

Bernie Sanders is about strategy and timing. He is logical and realistic. Before committing to his 2016 presidential run, for instance, he traveled the country far and wide in order to talk to people and personally take the grassroots’ pulse. Likewise, he won’t leap into the 2020 race before carefully assessing the odds (that are “currently” brewing).

If Nick Brana is right, and Bernie has enough backing for a fair shot at the 2020 presidency, Sanders will run on a third party ticket. He’ll do it because he can–if no one else is able–and because he’s willing to sacrifice his own comfort for the love of country and principle.

For now, Bernie is giving the Democrat Party every option to move left, at least through the 2018 midterm-elections. For greatest political contrast and impact, the Democrats must be allowed the time and opportunity to prove themselves utterly nonredeemable–before Bernie Sanders leaves them high and dry.

Why do you think Bernie never gifted his coveted donor email list to the DNC?


About The Author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends–with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. usfman

    I fear the Democratic Party will not embrace his progressive platform.

  2. stuartbramhall

    It probably makes more sense for Sanders to support an existing 3rd party like the Green Party, whose policies are virtually identical to those he advocated during his campaign.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks for sharing!

      • Grandtrines

        You are welcome!

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