Magazine March 9, 2020, Issue

Can Bernie Sanders Be Stopped?

(Roman Genn)
He could follow a Trump-like path to the Democratic presidential nomination

Durham, N.H.

When he takes the stage, the first thing the anti-establishment presidential candidate does is boast about the size of his huge, adoring crowd. 

“In case you haven’t noticed, there are a lot of people here tonight,” he tells a packed arena on the eve of the New Hampshire primary. “In fact, there are three times more people here tonight than at any other . . . campaign rally in New Hampshire.” 

There is an almost palpable energy in the arena that tells you this isn’t merely a campaign, it’s a movement.

The anti-establishment candidate is mocked by late-night comedians for his manner

This article appears as “Can He Be Stopped?” in the March 9, 2020, print edition of National Review.

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