The Nation endorses Bernie Sanders

The Nation endorses Bernie Sanders
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The Nation magazine on Monday endorsed Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPoll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary Overnight Defense: US launches another airstrike in Somalia | Amendment to expand Pentagon recusal period added to NDAA | No. 2 State Dept. official to lead nuclear talks with Russia US launches second Somalia strike in week MORE (I-Vt.) to become the Democratic nominee, a day ahead of the Super Tuesday vote.

The progressive magazine announced its backing of Sanders saying he “deserves our enthusiastic support” and “our votes.” The Nation’s staff praised the Vermont progressive for not depending on PACs and wealthy donors and for making the “greatest leftward shift in political discourse since Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s second term.”

“As of this morning, Bernie Sanders—a Jewish grandfather with an indelible Brooklyn accent—is the leading contender for the Democratic nomination,” The Nation wrote. “He got there by forging a movement campaign that expands our understanding of what can be achieved in the electoral arena and that invites us to imagine that government of, by, and for the people might actually be possible.”

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“We are proud to endorse Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist with a program realistic and radical enough to meet the test of our time, for president of the United States,” the magazine added.

The magazine acknowledged Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenKavanaugh conspiracy? Demands to reopen investigation ignore both facts and the law Biden signals tough stance on tech with antitrust picks Poll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary MORE (D-Mass.), who also has run a progressive campaign, saying she has broadened the “left lane of American politics.” The Nation wrote that Warren and Sanders make a “potent team” and encouraged them to avoid criticism of each other, which “only benefits their common enemies.”

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The magazine continued by saying former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump hails Arizona Senate for audit at Phoenix rally, slams governor Republicans focus tax hike opposition on capital gains change Biden on hecklers: 'This is not a Trump rally. Let 'em holler' MORE would be a “uniquely weak challenger” to President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump hails Arizona Senate for audit at Phoenix rally, slams governor Arkansas governor says it's 'disappointing' vaccinations have become 'political' Watch live: Trump attends rally in Phoenix MORE and that the nomination of former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergWhy Democrats' .5 trillion reconciliation bill is a losing game Democrats must win big on health care to have a shot in the midterms Stacey Abrams PAC tops 0 million raised MORE would damage the Democratic Party “beyond repair.”

The Nation’s staff described Sanders as the “living antithesis to Donald Trump,” adding he has “genuine moral courage.”

The Nation also endorsed the Vermont senator in the 2016 election against former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden flexes presidential muscle on campaign trail with Virginia's McAuliffe Shontel Brown gaining ground against Nina Turner in Ohio: poll Biden hits trail for McAuliffe in test of his political brand MORE.