Election season is known as a very brutal time where pretty much anything goes. Candidates regularly criticize one another, take shots at each other’s policies, pasts, and much more. Even in situations where opponents share previous history or maintained friendships, it’s extremely rare for political contenders to spare one another. However, as the old saying goes, there is an exception to every rule.
The exception to this rule seems to be Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Both politicians are 2020 Democrats who hope to win the nomination in order to take on President Trump in the general election. Warren and Sanders are not the only two contenders who have history with one another; however, they are the only candidates who, thus far, are not taking shots or criticizing each other, as documented by Fox News.
A Closer Review of Warren and Sanders
On Monday, both Warren and Sanders campaigned in New Hampshire, yet neither one of them censured the other. Reports have since indicated that when both candidates launched their 2020 campaigns, they privately agreed not to go after one another. Since their time as presidential contenders, Warren and Sanders continue to focus on building up their own campaigns, rather than attempting to dismantle one another’s.
Warren and Sanders are in agreement with one another on various policies. Both candidates are extremely far-left and supportive of progressive measures; these measures include, but are not limited to, the Green New Deal, Medicare-for-All, free college, erasure of student loan debt, erasure of medical debt, etc.
Of course, both Warren and Sanders face censure for supporting policies which would hike taxes and merely transfer debt (rather than truly erasing it) onto those who never agreed to it. See, despite what Warren or Sanders claims, there’s no such thing as a free lunch and simply snapping one’s fingers and making debt disappear isn’t possible.
The alliance between these two radical progressives extends beyond politics and reforms, however. Both Warren and Sanders maintain that they’ve been friends with one another for quite some time; they’re also often seen hugging and patting one another on the back in various photographs.
The Dynamics of the 2020 Election
As the 2020 presidential election plays out, various political pundits have suggested that the only three candidates who stand a serious chance of winning the Democrat nomination are Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. With Biden making a new series of gaffes each week, only time will tell whether or not he manages to become the nominee.
If either Warren or Sanders wins their party’s nomination, there is the possibility of them choosing the other as their running mate. In the months leading up to this election season, there’s been talk about a Sanders/Warren ticket or even a Warren/Sanders ticket on the Democrat side.
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