Democrats are salivating at the thought of taking back the White House in 2020. First Maxine Waters threw out subtle hints at a run in 2020. Now Bernie Sanders may enter the race, even though his wife is under investigation for bank fraud.
The Hill has the story:
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who battled Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primary and created a revolutionary movement among millennials, is having discussions about running for president again.
“Yes, is the answer,” said one Sanders associate who helped with the senator’s previous bid, in response to a question about whether the Independent senator from Vermont had begun to think about another run.
“He thinks he’s earned the right to run again, and he believes if he would have been the [Democratic] candidate he would have won against Trump.”
The source also suggested that Sanders is making his plans with other candidates in mind.
“The last thing he’s going to do is step aside and let Joe Biden take it,” the Sanders associate said.
Breitbart added these details:
The 75-year-old senator has not said publicly whether he will seek a second attempt at the presidency in 2020, but some of the recent events he has held have stirred up speculation.
He traveled to Iowa this month to give the keynote speech at the Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement’s “action convention,” marking his first visit to the state since losing the Iowa caucuses to Hillary Clinton in February 2016.
Sanders will also make another trip to the state next month to speak about his new book Bernie Sanders: Guide to Political Revolution.
The senator also held rallies in West Virginia and Kentucky this month, much like those on the 2016 campaign trail, where he attacked the GOP’s health care plan. He toured red states in April alongside Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez.
Sanders mentioned in an interview a few weeks ago that he is “not taking [a presidential run] off the table,” but added that it is too early for him to decide on a possible election bid.
This could be an entertaining Democratic primary season. Pop some popcorn, sit back and enjoy.