Bernie Sanders Stokes the 2020 Flames in New Hampshire

By NTK Staff | 09.05.2017 @9:16am
Bernie Sanders Stokes the 2020 Flames in New Hampshire

Just like that, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee is back on the campaign trail.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is operating almost as if his 2016 presidential campaign never ended. Sanders spent the weekend attending an AFL-CIO Labor Day breakfast and a political rally in New Hampshire.

Picking up right where he left off, Sanders touted his Medicare For All plan (which he expects to introduce in Congress this month), income inequality, and passing legislation to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.

Despite Sanders’ loss and brief respite from the campaign trail, Bernie fervor does not seem to have abated:

Dan Cence, a Democratic strategist and Senior VP at Solomon McCown and Co., said Sanders, who turns 76 on Friday, “absolutely” could be weighing a 2020 run.

“Anyone who generates the groundswell of support he did would have to be considered, but more than that, I think he considers what he is doing to be a movement and wants to keep that going,” Cence told the Herald. “That voice, that movement, has to be heard. They have proven that.”

Many of the adoring Berners packing Rollins Park sported “Bernie 2020” signs and “Draft Bernie” signs and T-shirts, the latter a reference to a push to have Sanders start his own party.

“He would be in the White House right now if he didn’t get robbed in the primary,” said Peggie Greenough, a Jaffrey resident. “So he would definitely be able to do it again.”

“If he ran I would support him,” said Elizabeth Ropp of Manchester. “People wanted him to win the first time. If he wanted to give it another shot, he would have the support of the people.”

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