Only two weeks ago, Sanders was hospitalized for a heart attack, which required him to have a stent put in place. At the debate, Sanders seemed in good health as he continued to pitch his long-held proposal of Medicare for All while he rallied against billionaires. He was Bernie Sanders as we, the American public, have known him for decades.
As the primary season draws closer and closer, we still have 19 candidates for the Democratic nomination. And yet, with all these candidates to narrow down, there are still too many people who refuse to explore any sort of negatives, especially about the candidate who they support.
I’m always hearing that large candidate pools are such a great thing for the electorate, that we’ll be so well-informed on the issues and hear several compelling perspectives that ignite quality discussion. Within other contexts, I might concur with this take, but as applied to American politics, I vehemently disagree with it.
This past Tuesday, Democrats were wholeheartedly expecting to sweep through the midterm elections, regaining control of both houses in Congress and proving to America that the rise of President Trump was a mistake of epic proportions. Yet, Democrats came up short in the Senate with Republicans increasing their majority.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that the Democrats will be taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives after gaining more than 30 seats in the 2018 midterm elections. Two years of unified government control under the Republicans will be coming to an end in January.
With only a few weeks remaining before the midterm elections, Democrats are hoping to retake the majority in Congress. Since losing the presidential election two years ago, the party has undergone a slight rebuild, trimming the fat and adding some new pieces. Still, one thing is holding them back and will prove terminal if they don’t pull the plug fast: HRC.