Given the present Virus issue confronting the nation and the ongoing show of inadequacy by the Trump administration to provide testing units and guaranteed the nation that his administration is on target. Millions of Americans are no longer paying attention to the Democratic party’s primary election.
But Bernie Sanders supporters “ Berniemanians” are already leaking their wounds as they see another conclusion to Bernie Sander’s journey for a presidential candidate. On Super Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders delivered a speech denunciation of his rival, Joe Biden, to “Berniemanians” in Colorado.
In his speech, Sanders once again emphasized the policy differences between him and Joe Biden. Unlike his position and relationship with Hillary Clinton in the 2016 campaign, Sanders this time sounded more friendly; He stated, “. “I like Joe, I think he’s a very decent human being.” But with that caveat, Sanders resumed the personal attack:
“Joe and I have a very different voting record. Joe and I have a very different vision for the future of this country. Joe and I are running very different campaigns … Joe is running a campaign that is obviously heavily supported by the corporate establishment … What does it mean when you have a campaign which is funded very significantly by the wealthy and the powerful? Does anyone seriously believe that a president backed by the corporate world is going to bring about the changes that the working class and middle-income people desperately need?”
The issue now is how will the Democratic party deal with the “Berniemanians” that the party desperately needs to win in November. Recently, many of Sanders ‘strongest supporters behave even more recklessly. They make Facebook videos bragging about intimidating Biden supporters into leaving their neighborhoods. They form the online-troll army that insults and harasses supporters of other campaigns.
Joe Biden’s ability to reach out to “Berniemanians” and bring them into the Democratic tent, might be his first and most significant test as he takes on the party mantle and set for a battle to dethrone Donald Trump in November 2020 election.
Osayande Aghaze. US-Expert on Global Policy matters, and Human Rights.