As primary elections take place across America, socialist candidate Bernie Sanders has a target on his back like never before.
He’s built his campaign off of radical notions and promises that he cannot keep. According to the senator, his presidency will engender free healthcare, free housing, free high-speed internet, absolution from student loan debt, absolution from healthcare debt, etc. To make matters even worse, Sanders admits his ignorance on how much his proposals will cost, although anyone making over $29,000 per year will see an increase in their taxes.
Thus far, Sanders has won the New Hampshire primary and, as of yesterday, the Nevada caucus. While the 2020 Democrat has always taken heat from the right-wing and even some Democrats, this heat is intensifying, especially from the latter group.
Following Sanders’ victory in Nevada, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg slammed Sanders as divisive and ultimately alienating, as documented by Breitbart News.
Reviewing Buttigieg vs. Sanders
When speaking before his supporters, the former mayor turned 2020 Democrat didn’t mince words or hesitate to express his concerns about Sanders. Ultimately, Buttigieg made the case that Sanders’ campaign is not only “inflexible” and polarizing, but also not a solution to altering the “toxic tone” of American politics.
From this point, Buttigieg shared his take on why the Democrat Party shouldn’t select Sanders as the nominee. The former mayor professed that his rival’s campaign excludes most Democrats and other Americans; then, Buttigieg pointed out that his own campaign based on a “tone of belonging” stands a better chance of defeating President Trump than Sanders.
Talking Points from the Buttigieg Camp
Since Buttigieg’s time as a presidential candidate, he’s attempted to market his campaign as inclusive and moderate enough to attract across-the-aisle support. On debate stages, the former mayor has also sparred with more progressive candidates, such as Warren and Sanders.
As such, Buttigieg’s aforementioned remarks about nominating Sanders are in keeping with his regular talking points. The former South Bend mayor frequently makes the case that going too far to the left won’t serve Democrats very well in the long term. Sanders, by contrast, repeatedly claims that going as far left as possible is the best way to “transform the nation” and energize Americans to vote against President Trump.
Do you agree with Pete Buttigieg’s assessment of Bernie Sanders? Do you believe Democrats will ultimately wind up selecting the socialist candidate as their nominee? Let us know in the comments section below!