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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:43 AM

Why Biden may have an easier time than Clinton winning over Sanders' base [View all]

The end of Bernie Sandersí 2020 campaign removes the final roadblock standing between Joe Biden and the Democratic presidential nomination.

But it is Sandersí army of young, progressive and strong-willed supporters who could pose the more menacing long-term threat to Bidenís ability to unify and excite the party as it marches toward a general election battle against President Donald Trump.

Coaxing Sandersí backers to climb aboard without alienating the moderate and disillusioned Republicans Biden is counting on in November will be one of the most critical and delicate tasks the former vice presidentís campaign undertakes in the coming weeks.

Yet Bidenís advisers argue they already sit in a more favorable position to coalesce the left than widely presumed for three central reasons: Bidenís visible and behind-the-scenes overtures on progressive policy, a considerably less contentious primary than the one between Hillary Clinton and Sanders in 2016, and the much higher stakes to remove Trump from office.

Read more: https://www.theolympian.com/news/politics-government/election/article241859321.html
(Olympia Olympian)

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