Bernie Sanders may be the most popular Senator as well as the leader of the pack when it comes to the 2020 Democratic party nomination but the establishment is going to make sure that he isn’t going to be able to fly under the radar again.
The Vermont socialist stunned the political world with his near upset of the heavily favored Hillary Clinton in 2016 and if not for some chicanery by DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and her cronies, he may very well have been the nominee.
Following his defeat in the primaries and subsequent surrender to Mrs. Clinton, Bernie has spent his time preaching the gospel of Marx to gullible millennials, waging class warfare by taking on Amazon, Walmart, and Disney over what they pay employees and building an army of devoted activists for this shot at the title despite mainstream Democrats who are hustling a shiny product named Beto O’Rourke.
Bernie’s activists are already battling with Beto which is causing much consternation as Dems are getting jittery over the prospect of another divisive primary battle that could cost them a shot at ousting President Trump but could it be that Sanders is already in big trouble?
That could be a reasonable conclusion after he was blindsided by a bombshell New York Times report that multiple women who worked on Bernie’s 2016 campaign were sexually harassed by male staffers.
NBC’s Chuck Todd tore into Sanders on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press Daily” this week with a blistering question that will be invoked often by other Dems vying for the nomination.
NBC’s Chuck Todd unloaded on Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday, with the “Meet the Press” host asking how the potential 2020 presidential candidate can run the country if he “can’t manage” his own campaign.
The comments from Todd come after female staffers on Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign have issued a series of sexual harassment allegations against top male campaign staffers, leading the senator to apologize on Thursday.
On “Meet the Press Daily” on MSNBC on Thursday, Todd played a clip of a recent interview between Anderson Cooper and Sanders, with the CNN anchor asking if Sanders was aware of the allegations at the time.
“Just to be clear, you seem to indicate that you did not know at the time about the allegations, is that correct?” asked Cooper in the Jan. 2 interview.
“Yes, I was a little bit busy running around the country trying to make the case,” replied Sanders.
Todd took exception to the senator’s answer while responding to the clip, asking if it could “derail his chances of another presidential bid.
“Boy, that is a tough answer to defend because of course, if you are running to be the president of the United States, if you can’t manage a campaign, how do you manage the country? … That’s a tough answer to defend.”
Some may prone to speculation that the socialist bloc in the party is about to experience a night of the long knives style purge.
That could be a monumental strategic blunder because by taking down a beloved figure like Bernie, the Dems would be effectively alienating his devoted cult following and that could well come back to haunt them come election day.