Among Sanders’ antagonists was former Missouri Senator McCaskill, now MSNBC’s neoliberal cheerleader: The Republicans can’t wait to run an ad with a hammer and sickle.
Rep. Steve Cohen, D-TN: Sanders candidacy wouldn’t be helpful outside Vermont, Massachusetts, Berkeley, Palo Alto and Ann Arbor.
Ellen Schrecker: In the 50s, we had 3 networks and few newspapers to marginalize left-wingers. Now, we’ve outlets with other things people can be made to fear besides being a socialist: terrorism, transgenderism, guns or the lack of them.”
The moderate and right wings of the party can nominate candidates to their liking. If business interests want to argue against Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, substantial increases in the minimum wage, bringing an end to big money in elections & imposing significantly higher taxes on the super-rich, let them have at it in a fair primary fight.