Kyle Kulinski: What went wrong for the Sanders campaign

Kyle Kulinski, the progressive host of “The Kyle Kulinski Show,” said Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersNYT editorial board remembers Ginsburg: She 'will forever have two legacies' Two GOP governors urge Republicans to hold off on Supreme Court nominee Sanders knocks McConnell: He's going against Ginsburg's 'dying wishes' MORE (I-Vt.) ultimately failed in his second presidential campaign due to his closer proximity to the Democratic Party since 2016 and the loss of an effective foil in Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden leads Trump by 36 points nationally among Latinos: poll Democratic super PAC to hit Trump in battleground states over coronavirus deaths Battle lines drawn on precedent in Supreme Court fight MORE.

“I think it was a little bit of the Hillary thing and a little bit…that he was more now associated with the Democratic Party and not just purely an outsider,” Kulinski said on Hill.TV’s “Rising” Friday.

The remarks come two days after Sanders suspended his White House campaign after falling about 300 delegates behind former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden leads Trump by 36 points nationally among Latinos: poll GOP set to release controversial Biden report Can Donald Trump maintain new momentum until this November? MORE. Sanders will still remain on upcoming ballots to try to rack up more delegates to try to sway the party's platform at the Democratic National Convention this summer.

While there appears to be minimal personal animosity between Sanders and Biden, some of Sanders's progressive supporters have shirked Biden's centrist brand of politics, warning that he will fail to energize younger Democrats and lose to President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden leads Trump by 36 points nationally among Latinos: poll Trump dismisses climate change role in fires, says Newsom needs to manage forest better Jimmy Kimmel hits Trump for rallies while hosting Emmy Awards MORE.