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Should Democrats Bet On Bernie Sanders?

His popularity makes him ideal

Bernie is still too radical to win

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The Democrats would be wise to choose Bernie Sanders as their candidate for president, asserts Ryan Cooper of The Week. Paramount is his support among black and Latino communities. While his popularity among the former was low in 2016, it has gotten much higher since. Sanders was edged out in the previous election due to inexperience in his campaign staff. With a more prepared and competent team and plenty of funds from a large network of small donors, he could do very well in 2020. While his age will always hang over him, he continues to display the mental and physical aptitude that is needed in a US president.

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Democrats should choose a different candidate for 2020, as the political climate has changed a lot since 2016, argues Capri S. Cafaro of Fox News. Him running again will fracture the party even more, taking away vital attention from the younger candidates that some believe should be rallied around. The party would suffer from becoming even more fractured. Sanders' far left stance may still be too indigestible for most Americans. While he is popular among liberals and has a higher chance of winning the primaries, the presidency is another matter entirely. Democrats may be better off going with a more centrist candidate, like Kamala Harris, rather than Sanders.

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