As Coronavirus Crisis Unfolds, Sanders Sees a Moment That Matches His Ideas

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With the odds of winning long, some Democrats wonder why Bernie Sanders is still in the presidential race. He’s still pushing his agenda, though it’s not clear who’s listening.

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3/27/2020

Why Bernie Sanders is still running for president, according to his former political outreach director: 'For someone who has built a career out of campaigning against the inequality of our health care system, this is prime time.'

With the odds of winning long, some Democrats wonder why Bernie Sanders is still in the presidential race. He’s still pushing his agenda, though it’s not clear who’s listening.

In an interview on Thursday with the radio program “1A,” Mr. Sanders did not say how long he intended to stay in the race but suggested he was not going anywhere soon. And he rebuffed a comparison to his 2016 campaign, when he fought Hillary Clinton to the bitter end, arguing that the coronavirus made the two situations different because many states this year had postponed their primaries. “You’re talking about an election without elections,” he said. “What does that mean? It’s kind of unprecedented.” His campaign says he is still actively running for president, and there is other concrete evidence he is. On Tuesday, his team confirmed that he planned to participate in an April debate with Mr. Biden if there is one. The Bern app, a proprietary smartphone app that the campaign uses to organize volunteers, still includes an option for supporters to send their networks a text message encouraging them to mail in ballots, according to an aide. Under phone bank event listings on his campaign website, volunteers are urged to “join campaign staff as we outreach our communities.” But his campaign is not actively advertising on Facebook and has not made any significant television ad buys since March 12. He has not actively fund-raised for his campaign in over a week, though his campaign has used its extensive email list to raise money for charities to help people during the virus crisis. On Wednesday, his campaign sent an email to supporters asking them to sign a petition to help Amazon workers. Some Democratic supporters of his have said it’s time to end his campaign, including Robert Reich, the former labor secretary. Other Democrats say that if he stays in, he should make clear his motivation and his goal. “I’ve never seen Bernie as someone who is selfish, I’ve always thought of him as being an advocate for his cause,” Jay Jacobs, the chairman of the New York State Democratic Party, said in an interview. “If he stays in the race for no reason, that would be selfish.” In conversations with aides and allies since March 17 — when stinging losses in three states left him with no realistic chance at winning the Democratic nomination — many said he viewed this as an extraordinary moment that not only demands the kind of political revolution he has championed since he was the mayor of Burlington, Vt., but also underscores why the country would have been better off if his liberal policy agenda was already in place. Mr. Sanders has appeared eager to put himself front and center for his supporters, holding live stream events on the virus nearly every night and pushing out a long list of policy proposals to handle the outbreak that included providing every American with a check for $2,000 a month. In a sign of his political influence, he threatened on Wednesday afternoon to hold up the economic stimulus bill if Republicans continued to fight unemployment benefits that they feared would be larger than some people’s wages — the reason for his sarcastic denunciations in the Senate chamber. “While we do our best to address these crises, it is extremely important that we try to understand how we got to where we are today, and the need to bring about fundamental reform of American society,” Mr. Sanders said during a live stream event on Wednesday night, after running viewers through major elements of the stimulus bill. Many of his supporters are still holding out faint hope that he can win the nomination, arguing that the coronavirus outbreak has made even unlikely scenarios possible. Already, many states Read more: The New York Times

Breadline Bernie isn’t a Democrat but he can help destroy the party to a higher degree than Trump has destroyed the Republican Party, which isn’t a bad thing as both need to go. Go Away Umm correction - he sees a dire need he predicted, umm, yeah decades ago. How are ppl making this sound opportunistic? Leading in times of crisis is what a leader does!

Biden’s not fit to be president. He’s crumbling as we speak. Congress just found $2.2 trillion for the coronavirus crisis bailout. That's not so far short of what doubters said Medicare for All M4ALL would cost. So, he's being selfish. Lock him back up in one of his 3 houses. Commie Profile He is a Dreamer and loser.

Answer to government failures is more government. Makes sense. IBelieveTaraReade and also Lucy Flores and the other women who have come forward over the years to relate their stories about Joe Biden. MeToo is either a cause for TheDemocrats or just PR. What does coronavirus have to do with socialized medicine? Didn't help Italy.

Coronavirus slowdown starts to rival Fed's doomsday bank stress test scenarioThe unfolding market shock and economic crisis wrought by the coronavirus disrup... I think we can thank smart phones and instant access to information for this whole fucking mess. Bullish silver and gold Ok Firstly I’m on the phone Secondly Fuck off 6 feet away

Bernie, it’s over for your campaign (again). Go back to the Senate and have some impact on these bills. NeverJoeBiden BIDEN HAS DEMENTIA, HE HAS HAD TWO BRAIN SURGERIES. DEMOCRATIC ESTABLISHMENT IS TRYING TO REPLACE HIM WITH GOVERNOR CUOMO, THEY HOPE HE WILL STEP DOWN. TODAY AND ALL OF CAREER ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT OF WOMEN AND LITTLE GIRLS. A LIAR.

Thank you, so mach. OK. from Narihito. To, next PRESIDENT of America. (*^-゜)vThanks!🍒 karimbitar Meanwhile Biden is trying to find the on/off switch for his teleprompter.... In a place called reality, however, Bernie has a built a career on getting nothing done for 40 years. He’s a narcissist just like Trump.

He just CANNOT leave the spotlight. Narcissism in full bloom. The longer he talks, the more irrelevant he becomes. GoBackHomeBernie So much for Bernie’s BS about just wanting to beat Trump. This is just about Bernie. Disappointed but not surprised by his behavior; he scuttled the Dems last time, looks like he is going for round two.

Yeah right; by missing key votes for/agaisnt the stimulus package. He's in it for himself. Now do one about the rapist he’s running against. Either one of them

‘He is still in’: Bernie could remain in race through June Bernie Sanders , who hasn’t aired ads or fundraised since losing badly in the March 17 primaries, could still very well call things off. But one thing is certain: He’s not acting like a candidate who’s finished with the primary As tired of this story, as I am with the coronavirus story. 🤓 Bernie has been rejected twice. Drop Out He's just an embarrassment now. Bernie is busy engaging with and fighting for working people during a society-altering pandemic and economic meltdown. Meanwhile Biden can’t even figure out a livestream and is being credibly accused of sexual assault.

🚮 Ali i see is his greed and selfishness. He shld Gedifok out the race..

Crisis helpline sees surge in messages from young people with coronavirus-related anxietyThe Crisis Text Line says it has also seen a rise in messages from young people who identify as Asian, LGBTQ and people who live in low-income areas.

New York City hospital at 'center of this crisis' sees 13 coronavirus deaths in 24 hoursThe deaths occurred Tuesday to Wednesday at the Queens hospital as New York continues to battle COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

Legal cannabis industry sees record sales as customers facing coronavirus crisis stock upLegal sales of marijuana are booming as the nation battles the coronavirus crisis. prob using TP as rolling papers Pandemic; increase in GUN_SALES ? increase in CANNABIS ? Stoned citizens are more easily manipulated

Coronavirus threatens to wipe out California's $21-billion surplus. And it could get worse Coronavirus : Growing fears that crisis could wipe out California's budget surplus in a matter of months. Hey! In a toilet paper crisis, let's not talk about wiping anything! California should immediately refund that money to the taxpayers so they can survive during this crisis. California politicians should have their pay cut 40% to increase aid with the surplus.



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