Bernie Sanders’ allies say the Democratic Socialist is more likely by the day to make a second bid for the White House in 2020 – and with his party’s leftward turn, as a possible frontrunner. (The Hill)
“I expect him to run,” said Larry Cohen, the chairman of Our Revolution, an organization formed by Sanders operatives after their candidate lost the Democratic presidential primary to Hillary Clinton in 2016.
“He’s probably the most popular elected official,” Cohen added.
Sanders allies increasingly talk more confidently about the likelihood of a second presidential bid. Just a few months ago, the allies were more careful about his potential candidacy.
Jeff Weaver, who served as Sanders’s campaign manager in 2016, said Sanders “is being very thoughtful about” whether he enters the race.
Sanders’ age, 79 by the fall of 2020, will undoubtedly weigh heavily on his decision.