The Democratic candidates have been on quite the roller coaster ride since campaigns officially kicked off.
And despite the growing popularity in some of the “under dogs” former Vice President was practically guaranteed to win the Party’s vote… Until Bernie Sanders stole the show.
Politico recently reported that Democratic Party insiders revealed Sanders has a good shot at stealing the 2020 Democratic nomination, despite what his chances against President Trump are.
According to the report, the sudden confidence in Sanders comes after Elizabeth Warren started slipping in the polls over the last week and no longer holds the progressive vote.
“For months, the Vermont senator was written off by Democratic Party insiders as a candidate with a committed but narrow base who was too far left to win the primary. Elizabeth Warren had skyrocketed in the polls and seemed to be leaving him behind in the race to be progressive voters’ standard-bearer in 2020… But in the past few weeks, something has changed. In private conversations and on social media, Democratic officials, political operatives and pundits are reconsidering Sanders’ chances,” reported Politico.
This past week has officially catapulted Sanders in the polls - over Warren – in most primary states.
Interestingly enough, former Clinton and Obama allies have also teased the idea of Sanders winning the top Dem spot, considering him a challenge to Joe Biden and other candidates.
David Brock stated, “It may have been inevitable that eventually you would have two candidates representing each side of the ideological divide in the party. A lot of smart people I’ve talked to lately think there’s a very good chance those two end up being Biden and Sanders.”
Senior Obama advisor, Dan Pfieffer noted, “I believe people should take him very seriously. He has a very good shot of winning Iowa, a very good shot of winning New Hampshire, and other than Joe Biden, the best shot of winning Nevada… He could build a real head of steam heading into South Carolina and Super Tuesday.”
We’ll keep a close eye on this development as we get closer to the opening of the primaries in February.