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Bernie Sanders betrayed his supporters the second time. There won’t be a third

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08.04.2020

Bernie Sanders dropped out of the presidential race on Wednesday, endorsing Joe Biden as the Democrat challenger to President Donald Trump in November. It was an ignominious end to the campaign that never quite recaptured the passion and zeal of his bid four years ago, when he kept going until the convention before finally bowing to the establishment-anointed Hillary Clinton.

I was there, in the arena, watching him concede in 2016 – and shortly thereafter in the media tent, where a bunch of Sanders delegates had walked out in protest. A colleague of mine was outside the perimeter fence, covering the protest by tens of thousands of Democrats outraged by the party establishment’s conduct. When we interviewed them, a lot of these people vowed never to vote Democrat again.

A few months earlier, in Atlanta, I heard Sanders volunteers bluntly say they’d rather vote for Trump than for Clinton. When WikiLeaks published those internal emails showing the party was behind Hillary and actively sabotaging Bernie – which party chair Donna Brazile later confirmed as true – the DNC ran damage control by blaming Russia. But the voters remembered – and Trump won.

Sanders tried again in 2020, but the script began repeating itself right from the start. In Iowa, the party........

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