The Democratic Party is undoubtedly headed for a showdown in the coming weeks, but the friction they face comes from within their own organization.
As it was in 2016, so it is again in 2020: Bernie Sanders appears to be getting screwed by the Democratic establishment. At least this time the tomfoolery has been subtle; during the last go-round there was an email thread that essentially laid out the entire plot to rig the primaries against him.
The issue here is that this will almost certainly alienate a large swath of the party’s younger voters who they’ll need in order to be even close to competitive come November. Aggravate the Bernie Bros any further, and you run the risk of hobbling yourself irreparably with the youth.
Joe Biden’s campaign doesn’t seem to care.
Joe Biden disclosed Friday evening he has told his Democratic rival Bernie Sanders that he is moving forward with cabinet and vice presidential picks.
Biden told donors at a virtual fundraising event his campaign is to unveil a committee to vet potential vice presidential candidates “sometime in the middle of the month,” and said he has held discussions with others about potential cabinet positions.
“One of the things I learned a long time ago, and I really mean this, a good leader has to be willing to have people that are smarter than them, know more than they know about a subject, bring in people who in fact have an expertise you don’t have,” Biden said, according to a pool report.
“And so I am in the process and I actually had this discussion with Bernie. He’s a friend. We’re competitors. He’s a friend. I don’t want him to think I’m being presumptuous but you have to start now deciding who you’re going to have background checks done on as potential vice presidential candidates and it takes time,” Biden added.
This is just a soft way of saying, “you know what’s happening here, don’tcha Bernie?“, and the Sanders faithful certainly aren’t going to appreciate it.
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