Will Sanders and Warren Team Up Against Biden?

As the 2020 presidential race continues, we essentially see to possible options for the Democratic Party. And it is splitting the party in two. On the more moderate side, we have former Vice President Joe Biden. On the far-left, both Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. And this is problematic for the socialistic left.

With two candidates vying for support, their vote is split. And neither of them have enough on their own to currently overtake Biden for the nomination, that is at the rate they are going. So far, they have gotten along rather nicely, each not willing to condemn the other. However, as the race heats up, that will have to change.

However, that poses yet another problem for them. If they decide to ‘go at it’ and attack one another, they both run the risk of being destroyed in the process. This would let Biden simply collect his lead and run far ahead to the nomination.

And that is precisely why some on the far left have proposed that the two team up to beat Biden using a single ticket.

As the New York Times reports, “Representative Ro Khanna of California, a co-chairman of Mr. Sanders’s campaign, said the solution would be to create a Sanders-Warren ticket.”

According to Khanna, “The two of them could usher in a progressive era for the next decade.” Khanna went on to say this would be similar to what Bill Clinton did in the early 90s when he teamed up with the younger and relatively moderate Al Gore. Together, “they doubled down on a bet for a centrist vision of the party. This would be a bet on a progressive vision of the party,” Khanna says.

The NY Times also added, that “Another Sanders supporter, Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, was equally effusive. ‘I think that would be just the dream of all progressives,’ she said. ‘When you’re going into a battlefield, you want your best players to be on the field starting. And they are our best.”

And while it may be the dream of some progressives for the two to team up, there are quite a few who aren’t sure that it will be possible. In particular, they point out that Sanders and his campaign might not be willing to take on someone like Warren, who has recently changed her mind on the very significant issue of Medicare for All.

Initially, Warren was all for Sanders’ idea of Medicare for All. In fact, she spent several months, saying, “I’m with Bernie,” on the issue. And the left applauded her efforts. She rose significantly in the polls and was able to raise a substantial amount of funds for her campaign.

However, rumors began that insinuated that Medicare for All might be the downfall of the Democratic Party if they chose a nominee who supported it. While it might help her to win against Bernie or another Democrat, she was no longer sure it was a good idea to run against Trump with such a progressive plan.

Added to that hesitation was the amount of blowback she was receiving about her math skills. According to her plan, Medicare for All wouldn’t require raised taxes on the middle class. But few saw how this was possible. So she changed her mind, introducing a new plan that would delay the start of Medicare for All for at least three years. This might appease those in the general election who would be hesitant about M4A, allowing Warren and her would-be presidential staff to work out all the details in those three years.

However, Medicare for All is nearly the backbone of Sanders’ campaign, so the likelihood of him taking on a VP that is willing to flip-flop so quickly on issues of great importance to him could be slim.

The NY Times reported that some Bernie fans would agree. According to them, “Mr. Sanders’s aides say Ms. Warren’s shift has signaled to progressive voters that she is malleable on what they consider a fundamental values issue. Her pivot on health care, along with the support she enjoys from a handful of billionaires, represents the best opportunity to diminish liberal enthusiasm for Ms. Warren, says Sanders supporters.”

Either way, it seems their fates are tied. Either the two go down with the ship together, losing against Biden after attacking each other, or they team up and possibly win the nomination. Basically, the decision lies in Bernie’s court.

Comments (12)

  1. Remember, it was the Democrats who want women in the military (all branches) to have the rights to breastfeed their babies wearing fatigues, which to me as a retired 22 year retired E8 in the Navy, tells we they want to bring their babies to work with them so they can take time out to breast feed them. {There really was a picture in the news showing 6 or 8 of them doing it. Guess the battle will pause for them to do it??

    They all think men who want to be women and women who want to be men is all okie-dokie, too. And, let them go into which ever public toilet they wish for whatever they think they want to be any given day, no matter how much it “might” upset and real man or real woman sharing the facility.

    Oh, they also wish to turn America into a Socialist-Democratic country. All I say is, go figure.

  2. They already have , just a matter of time before the dems started cannabalizing them selves

  3. The Democrapic picks 1) Biden an admitted Criminal and a Pedaphile. 2)Warren an admitted LIAR and clueless Twit. Last but not least they have Bernie who wants Socialism for Aceage Americans but for himself and the Democraps who kowtow to him he wants old fashion Royalty where they get everything and then Bernie will dole out to those he deems Worthy what little he thinks they should get. I say this because if he were a TRUE SOCIALIST he would sell his 3 Multimillion dollar home and share that money along with what they get with all the poor he claims he wants to make things better for.

  4. Why is Sanders wanting to put Biden down or out. Warren helps Sanders because he is stronger that she would be on her own!!

  5. Forget voting for any of them. Voting for Trump is all u need to do. Why waste time on trying to figure out how the loosers are going to out wit each other. News flash. You can’t out wit nit wits.

  6. this should be interesting 3 clowns in action

  7. The Hidlabeast is watching the dem dumbshow. She will grown impatient with time. Then she’ll sweep them all aside, and butt heads with Donald Trump again in 2020. He will just laugh at her frustration, and the voters will elect him by a land slide! You’ll see.

  8. Do you really think “all out” Warren would settle for second fiddle? Hillary would applaud Warren being second fiddle
    because no mere woman could possibly be the first female president except HRC!

  9. They all together could never progress as PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP DONE IN TWO YEARS”PERIOD”

  10. …I do not understand putting off M4A for three years, if it is no good now it will be worse off then; no matter how you switch the combos around, the results will still smell like any of the many sanctuary cities/states; all of them are crap… save yourselves the headache and just vote Republican…

  11. Whatever they choose to do sounds untenable to me! However, Biden would be running and might take over from Pelosi and Sanders! Then there is the Republican vote as well though they might not be able to get past Pres. Trump. Guess everybody will be voting for whom they most believe in as they always do and, as always, to the winner go the spoils!!

  12. Oh, good grief we have Tweedledum, Tweedledumer going against Tweedledummist?

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