With Bernie rising, it’s time to bring back Reagan’s Soviet jokes

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 1/12/2020 | William A. Jacobson
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Bernie is rising.

The mainstream media is all over the “Bernie can win” theme.

Bret - Stephens - NY - Times - Course

Bret Stephens writes in the NY Times, Of Course Bernie Can Win — To say Sanders is unelectable is indefensible. Harry Enten writes at CNN, Yes, Bernie Sanders can pull it off.

Bernie also is on the attack, with his campaign operatives badmouthing Elizabeth Warren barely below the surface while Bernie plays nice above surface.

Wisdom - Obama-land - Alums - Bernie - Candidate

The conventional wisdom, including by Obama-land alums, is that Bernie is the candidate against whom Trump most wants to run.

“If I were a campaign manager for Donald Trump and I look at the field, I would very much want to run against Bernie Sanders,” [Jim] Messina said. “I think the contrast is the best. He can say, ‘I’m a business guy, the economy’s good and this guy’s a socialist.’ I think that contrast for Trump is likely one that he’d be excited about in a way that he wouldn’t be as excited about Biden or potentially Mayor Pete or some of the more Midwestern moderate candidates.”

Regardless - Prospects - Bernie - Trump - Battle

Regardless of prospects, I wrote not long ago that Bernie v. Trump is the battle we need, just as Britain needed Corbyn v. Johnson.

There will be plenty of time for pointing out what a total disaster Bernie would be to our economy and foreign policy. But I’m not sure that alone is...
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