There Is No Bernie Sanders Movement

Here’s a long and thoughtful article on the Bernie Sanders’ insurgency. History suggests that it won’t last long unless the fairly narrow base of Sanders’ supporters turn into Sanders Democrats, working with Democratic interest groups for years to come. The article recounts the remarkably similar language of Sanders, Howard Dean, Bill Bradley, Jerry Brown, and other insurgent candidates who faded away. One key difference, however, is how young the Sanders’ voters are, suggesting years of building a new, new left.
He’d just been declared the winner in the Wisconsin Democratic primary, and now Bernie Sanders, speaking from a stage in Laramie, Wyoming, was thunderi …

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