Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), the current DNC frontrunners, couldn’t be further apart as far as Democrats go. Biden is markedly centrist, even going so far as to state that he’d consider a Republican as his potential vice president. On the other hand, Sanders is farther to the Left than most of his fellow Dems.
Now that the DNC presidential race has crossed over into 2020, many candidates are changing their rhetoric and using a few aces up their sleeves. With the Iowa caucuses only one month out, Sanders is stepping up his game. He’s now attacking Biden on the basis of “electability.”
In his own words, Bernie put it this way:
“Joe Biden is a personal friend of mine, so I’m not here to, you know, to attack him… But my God, if you are, if you’re a Donald Trump and you got Biden having voted for the war in Iraq, Biden having voted for these terrible, in my view, trade agreements, Biden having voted for the bankruptcy bill. Trump will eat his lunch.”
Bernie also called out Biden on his support of the Iraq war, which he staunchly opposes. This renewed and more energized rhetoric from Bernie is intended to bring voters on the fence over to his side. With a current nine-point difference in national polling between the two candidates, time will tell if Bernie’s strategy will work.
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