Nobody probably wants to say this out loud….
With 78 year old Sanders resting from a heart attack?
What happens to his base supporters?
He’s been losing support for months to Elizabeth Warren and others….
With his time away from the campaign will he lose even more support?
Most wouldn’t assume that Sanders and Warren are sharing the progressive Democratic vote…
Could a move from Sanders help Warren overtake Joe Biden?
Or could some of that vote migrant to down ballot Democrats?
Bernie Sanders’ forced absence from the 2020 campaign trail due to a heart attack provides a fresh opening to Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren to capture support on the party’s left flank, though it’s one she’ll have to approach gingerly.
Sanders, 78, suffered a heart attack, his doctors said Friday after the Vermont senator was released from a Las Vegas hospital. On Tuesday, Sanders was immediately taken to surgery to receive two stents following the discovery of a blocked artery.
Warren, a Massachusetts senator, wished Sanders well — and then continued on with her campaign schedule. The pair have for months sought to emerge as an alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden in the race for the right to challenge President Trump in 2020. Warren’s running as left-wing populist, while Sanders touts the socialist ideas he’s talked up in Congress for nearly 30 years….
After Sanders’ hospitalization, some would-be supporters say Warren is a perfectly suitable alternative.
“Warren is more viable. I think because Bernie didn’t get it last time, he might have missed his shot,” said SEIU member Joy Willman. “Just like right now with his health concerns, it’s very concerning. He’s older, he does have health issues. We want someone who will be in office the whole term.”…