They seem to be trying to do what Bernie Sanders was unable to do…
Pull the Democratic Party away from the middle moderates to the left….
It won’t work….
Biden IS sure to say nice things to this diehard group of progressives…
He may even make vague promises….
But in the end ?
These holdout will HAVE to come onboard the Biden effort…
(A Biden win and them NOT being on board would ice them out of the party…)
Just like his old boss Barack Obama…
Joe Biden will be firmly in the middle come Election Day …
THAT is how a Democrat wins the Presidency in America….
“What I am looking for is a gesture from the vice president that he understands that these are the issues that are important to people,” Omar said in an interview with the podcast “What a Day” on Tuesday. “Although they voted for him, every single exit poll said these were the issues that were important to them overwhelmingly.”
There’s consensus among progressives that they will have to back Biden’s general election bid against President Trump; Ocasio-Cortez, Sirota and Omar have all said that they plan to support the eventual Democratic nominee, and Sanders has made clear that defeating Trump in November should be his supporters’ top priority.
But their lingering skepticism of Biden signals an emerging pressure campaign to score key policy concessions from the former vice president, a relative moderate who for months fought off criticism from progressives that his platform and political history were out of step with a younger, more liberal Democratic coalition.
“I would say Biden has taken some baby steps, but he has a long way to go,” said Norman Solomon, a California-based activist who served as a delegate for Sanders to the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
“There are millions of people who are just disgusted with candidates who serve Wall Street more than Main Street, and the fact that Biden’s rhetoric is all about serving Main Street doesn’t change his record,” Solomon said. “He’s got to prove that he’s willing to change.”
Still, Sanders’s endorsement of Biden in a joint livestream appearance on Monday was a clear signal to his supporters that it is time to rally behind the former vice president as the Democratic nominee. It also made good on Sanders’s promise throughout the primary race to do whatever it takes to defeat Trump, regardless of who wins the nomination….