The party of the youth is looking rather old these days. Let’s remember that Brezhnev was only 75 when he died. That would make him one of the youngest Democrat leaders.
Speaking of elderly Communists, after initially dismissing the idea of another run, Bernie’s back.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has “not ruled out” a bid for president in 2024 if President Joe Biden chooses not to seek re-election, his former campaign manager wrote in a memo to allies Wednesday.
“In the event of an open 2024 Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Sanders has not ruled out another run for president, so we advise that you answer any questions about 2024 with that in mind,” Faiz Shakir wrote, according to a copy of the memo obtained by NBC News.
An “open” primary doesn’t mean that Biden won’t run. It could mean that Biden’s going to run with competition. And Bernie could be that competition.
Bernie Sanders had previously dismissed the idea of another race.
“I think the likelihood is very, very slim at that,” Sanders told the Washington Post’s Robert Costa during a livestream interview when asked whether he will run for president again. “I think next time around you’re going to see another candidate carrying the progressive banner.”
We’ve gone from “very, very slim” to “wait a minute.”
What might have done that? Biden’s implosion obviously. With Kamala and Biden both looking pretty bad, Bernie Sanders, the runner up to Biden, is considering the possibility of getting back into it.
And why not? It’s not as if Bernie, at 83 years old, will be that much older than Biden when the race comes around.
And if Bernie doesn’t run, there’s always Lenin’s embalmed corpse. At 152, he’s not all that old.