Magazine May 4, 2020, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

What we have here is a classic WHO dunnit.

Bernie Sanders suspended his presidential campaign and endorsed Joe Biden. Friends and foes said that he had achieved considerable success in moving the party in his “democratic socialist” direction. In truth his political success was more a product than a cause of the party’s leftward shift. His signature proposal, a single-payer health-care system, has less support among Democrats than it did before his latest campaign, precisely because the public came to understand it better. His departure from the race is a concession to reality when it comes to convention delegates

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