Sanders Is Open to Running for President If Biden Doesn’t Seek Reelection

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) may run for president again in 2024 if President Joe Biden doesn’t seek reelection, a newly revealed campaign memo shows.

A memo was circulated among political allies. shared with The Washington Post, Sanders adviser and 2020 campaign manager Faiz Shakir says that, “In the event of an open 2024 Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Sanders has not ruled out another run for president, so we advise that you answer any questions about 2024 with that in mind.”

Sanders could run again in 2024 for the presidency, his third attempt. After both of his previous campaigns, Sanders was defeated in the election by a moderate candidate. establishment members of the partyBanded together to defeat him.

Shakir concludes the memo encouraging allies to address and weather attacks from opponents. “As campaigning heats up in states across the country, your political opponents and their corporate-aligned allies will try to make you feel defensive about Sen. Bernie Sanders’ support for your candidate,” the memo says. “Our advice is to embrace the attacks.”

The memo also says that, if opponents or members of the media ask allies if they’ll support Sanders if he challenges Biden in 2024, allies should point out that Sanders has been one of Biden’s greatest allies in the Senate.

“As Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, no one fought harder for the president’s policy agenda than Bernie,” reads the proposed response. “He traveled to Republican Congressional Districts last summer to promote Build Back Better. Unfortunately, that legislation was stopped by corporate Democrats.”

As Mike Casca (a spokesperson for Sanders) told the PostPopular politician, Sanders. “While it’s frustrating this private memo leaked to the media, the central fact remains true, which is that Senator Sanders is the most popular officeholder in the country,” Casca said.

YouGov has confirmed this fact. in recent pollingSanders is the most well-liked politician currently in office with 48 percent saying they have a positive perception of him. He leads Biden by six points, with Senator Elizabeth Warren (D.Massachusetts), at 38 percent, and Donald Trump at 38.

Sanders was a key player in the creation of the current Democratic platform. Although measures such as Medicare for All, student loan reform and free public colleges were not widely known when Sanders ran on them in 2016, they are now well-known. Partare part of the mainstream political conversation. being adoptedIn some states.

Biden is expected to run for reelection. The president and his top advisers have assured allies that he plans on running again in 2024, but with the caveat that he can’t plan for years into the future for certain.

It’s also unlikely that Biden won’t run for reelection just going by historical standards. Only a small handfulA majority of presidents have decided not to run for reelection. Only 10 presidents have lost to another candidate in a second term.

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