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?