Sanders predicts Biden 'landslide' win, says age not a factor
The US Senator says that age is not a main factor to support candidate rather which side they are on.
Former US Presidential candidate and sitting Senator Bernie Sanders predicts that President Joe Biden would secure a sweeping re-election victory in 2024, saying that Biden's old age is not a determining factor to support him.
In an interview with American broadcaster CNN on Sunday, Sanders said that Biden is on the side of the working class not billionaires, arguing that this makes him a candidate that he [Sanders] would support.
“Well, I think, when you look at a candidate, you consider a lot,” Sanders said on CNN's State of the Union show. “I think age is one thing. I think experience is another thing. I think your record that you have established is another thing. But, to my mind, when you put it all together, what you have to look at is, what does the candidate stand for? Which side are they on? Are they on the side of the billionaire class, or are they on the side of working people?”
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“Look, it is no great secret— I ran against Biden— No great secret that he and I have strong differences of opinion,” Sanders said.
“But when we live in a nation where you have a major political party, the Republican Party, where many, not all, but many of their leadership doesn’t even believe in democracy, they maintain the myth that Trump won the last election, they’re trying to keep people from voting, they’re trying to deny women the right to control their own bodies, so that’s a whole issue out there. If you believe in democracy, you want to see more people vote, not fewer people vote, I think the choice is pretty clear, and that choice is Biden.”
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Sanders further added that if Democrats and Biden are stronger on working-class issues, then this will give the president a landslide
“They have got to make it clear that we believe in a government that represents all, not just the few, take on the greed of the insurance companies, the drug companies, Wall Street, all the big money interests, and start delivering for working-class people. You do that, I think Biden is going to win in a landslide.”
Last Tuesday, Sanders endorsed Biden for running in 2024, after refusing to run against him as the Democratic candidate.
During an interview with Chris Wallace on CNN last week, Sanders claimed that Biden would not come against a challenging opponent in the primary, arguing that this is due to right-wing extremism from Republicans.