The case for Bernie Sanders
Feb 27 2020
To understand Bernie's future, look at what he's already done.
This video is one of a series in which Vox writers argue the cases for the leading Democratic candidates in the 2020 election. (Vox does not endorse individual candidates.)
Bernie Sanders knows what energizes his crowds: Big ideas. Visions of political revolution. New ways of doing things. It’s why his supporters love him. But it’s also why many Democrats are still unsure about him.
But as Vox’s Matthew Yglesias argues, a good answer to that uncertainty can be found in Bernie Sanders’s political record; both as mayor of Burlington, Vermont, and as Vermont’s representative to the US House and Senate. Sanders is a lifelong politician. And if you look at what he’s done, there’s a lot to learn about what he would do if he actually became president.
So: What does Sanders’s record actually tell us? What kind of president would he be? And what would his advantage be in a general election against Donald Trump?