The Iowa caucuses mark a pivotal point in the 2020 presidential election.
For weeks now, candidates seeking office have campaigned across the state, hoping to not only broaden their support, but also prove themselves to the left-wing base. A candidate’s success, or lack thereof, in the Iowa caucuses will significantly contribute to whether or not he or she goes on to face President Trump in the general election.
On multiple occasions, the president has stated that he doesn’t care who he winds up going up against; Trump maintains confidence that he will win a second term in office, regardless of who the Democrat Party chooses to nominate.
As the current presidential election gets further along, leftist candidates are employing various opportunities to attack Trump. Fox News reports Bernie Sanders’ claims that the Iowa caucuses mark the “beginning of the end” for President Trump. The socialist senator has criticized Trump countless times and made a name for himself in this race by promising various free handouts.
Sanders on Trump and the Iowa Caucuses
The 2020 Democrat’s “beginning of the end” statement came during his time in Des Moines, Iowa at a Super Bowl party.
Sanders not only told his supporters about the supposed “beginning of the end,” but he also made sure to take aim at the “billionaire class” and 1% folks in America. This isn’t shocking or unusual in the slightest. Like other Democrats, Sanders regularly partakes in wealth shaming and perpetuating the narrative that making something of yourself and achieving economic success is wrong.
Following his in-person statements to supporters, Sanders also shared some final thoughts on Twitter. The socialist candidate urged his base to remember that his campaign is “a fight for human solidarity.” Once again, this is another common talking point for Sanders. As a Democrat, Sanders constantly paints himself and his positions as morally superior when, in actuality, they couldn’t be further from it.
Where Does Sanders Stand in the Iowa Caucuses?
At this time, Sanders is beating out many of his 2020 opponents in the Iowa caucus polls. While the socialist candidate is known for a strong base of supporters amongst the progressive wing of the Democrat Party, this alone will not ensure his attainment of the party’s nomination. Despite Sanders’ standing in the polls, there are still speculations that Democrats will ultimately select the quasi-moderate, less progressive Joe Biden to serve as the nominee.
As a matter of fact, certain Democrats maintain concerns that Sanders is too far-left and thus lacks the ability to reach out to voters who are not hardcore progressives; this includes centrist Democrats, moderates, and moderate Republicans.
The results from today’s Iowa caucuses will certainly play a role in whether or not Sanders’ likelihood of winning the Democrat nomination increases or decreases.
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