Perspectives: Sanders's Endorsement of Joe Biden

Headline Roundup April 14th, 2020

Senator Bernie Sanders's endorsement of former Vice President and rival Joe Biden (DE) for president has prompted wide-scale speculation, primarily about Biden's ability to win over progressives and incorporate some of Sanders's policies into his own White House plan.

Reporting outlets generally analyzed Biden's prospective abilities to win over progressive voters; right-rated sources tended to cast doubt on Biden's chances of defeating incumbent President Donald Trump in November, focusing specifically on factions of Sanders's following and other left-leaning sectors that have so far rejected Biden.

Perspectives: Sanders's Endorsement of Joe Biden

From the Center
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ANALYSIS

Nearly 12 years ago, Barack Obama began staffing his administration in the middle of a global economic crisis. Despite the high hopes of the progressive forces that catapulted Obama into office, his transition set the tone for a presidency that would be steered by corporate insiders.

In one notorious example, Citigroup continued to pay a top executive, Michael Froman, while he served on the board of Obama's transition team, playing a key role in filling the administration with Wall Street insiders, whose firms were seeking government support amid the financial...

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From the Left
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OPINION

In 2016, Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton on July 12, two weeks before the start of the Democratic convention. This year, Sanders endorsed Joe Biden on April 13, offering much more time for the party to achieve the unity it needs to prevail in November.

As befits the moment, they did it over a joint livestream.

“Today, I am asking all Americans, I’m asking every Democrat, I’m asking every Independent, I’m asking a lot of Republicans, to come together in this campaign to support your candidacy, which I endorse,” said...

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From the Right
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On Monday, shortly after Sanders threw his backing behind the former vice president, the senator’s one-time campaign spokeswoman, Briahna Joy Gray, announced that she was not following suit. Gray, who has made no effort to conceal disagreement with other high profile national Democrats, asserted she was unable to support Biden because of his unwillingness to adopt progressive stances on the economy and healthcare.

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