Behind Bernie Sanders, a passionate grassroots army – with a sting

Posted on AllSides February 24th, 2020
From The Center
elections, Presidential elections, Bernie Sanders

Senator Sanders’ grassroots army has made him the Democratic front-runner. But the party faces a conundrum over his most ardent foot soldiers, whom the senator so far has failed to rein in.

The supporters who have propelled Bernie Sanders to the front of the Democratic field range from septuagenarian social justice warriors to millennials saddled with student debt. But they share this: The iconoclastic senator from Vermont has awakened in them a sense of empowerment, at a time when liberals have been feeling particularly demoralized. Many put it in...

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