The Nation magazine on Monday endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (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.”

“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 Warren (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.”

The magazine continued by saying former Vice President Joe Biden would be a “uniquely weak challenger” to President Trump and that the nomination of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg 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 Clinton.

Tags 2020 Democratic Party primaries 2020 endorsements 2020 presidential campaign Bernie Sanders Donald Trump Elizabeth Warren Hillary Clinton Joe Biden Michael Bloomberg The Nation
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