What happens when times change, but parties don’t?
The Democratic presidential candidates pleaded with voters in Iowa for their last-minute consideration on Sunday, competing with the Super Bowl for caucusgoers’ attention and straining against an atmosphere of unusual uncertainty and indecision among Democrats ahead of the first-in-the-nation nominating contest.
„I wasn’t sure it was a good idea, to be perfectly honest,“ the former New Hampshire state senator-turned-podcast host said recently. „What held me back a little bit was as Bernie says, ‚It’s not me, it’s us,‘ and that so many other candidates were picking up what he was talking about.“
Many progressives said similar things at the beginning of this campaign cycle. They felt that issues that Sanders has championed, such as Medicare for All, were now part of the party’s mainstream debate.
But as the campaign dragged on …