(NationalUSNews.com) — Senator Bernie Sanders is a repeatedly discussed name in the subject of presidential candidates. Many Americans assumed he would launch a third campaign for the nation’s highest office in 2024. In an effort to shift support to President Joe Biden, Sanders has officially announced his decision not to run.
Sanders is a wealthy, outspoken politician from Vermont. He is 81 years old and has counted himself as an Independent since 1978, moving his name to the Democratic ticket for the 2016 Presidential election. He favors a mid-range philosophy between democracy and socialism, and he is popular among young people, low-income voters and union workers. Sanders also campaigned, unsuccessfully, for President in the 2020 election.
Although Sanders has not made it to the Oval Office, he remains involved and opinionated about who should hold that seat. In considering the upcoming 2024 race, Sanders effectively fell on his sword for the sake of the Democratic party. While Sanders openly disagrees with many of Biden’s policies, he commends his accomplishments and insists that he is the only option to defeat the GOP.
In no uncertain terms, Sanders proclaimed that American democracy is at stake. He complimented Biden’s decency as a person, as compared to any “pathological liar” that Republicans may support.
The list of Democrats in the running is considerably lacking in options, as there are only two challenging President Biden. Thus far, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Marianne Williamson have announced their bids. Kennedy is an environmental attorney who is also known for his anti-vaccine stance. Williamson is an author of self-help literature.
Biden’s approval rating sits at an all-time low of 37%. Sanders is hoping that keeping his name out of the running will encourage Kennedy, Williamson and any potential others to do the same. He hopes to unify Democrats and avoid diluting their support of Biden, all with a plan of defeating Trump, the likely frontrunner of the Republican party.
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