You are here

Back to basics: A critical balance sheet of the Bernie Sanders campaign

By: 
Peter Solenberger

<p>The 2020 Sanders campaign was once again an electoral campaign in the Democratic Party. Its platform was the New Deal, the old-time religion of the party, updated to the 21st century on matters of race, gender and the environment.</p><p>Articles in DSA publications and Jacobin describe the campaign as &ldquo;socialist.&rdquo; For example, the April 9 DSA leadership statement&nbsp;<a href="https://www.dsausa.org/statements/socialism-is-the-best-path-forward/">S... is the Best Path Forward</a>, issued immediately after Sanders dropped out and endorsed Joe Biden, describes it as &ldquo;the most successful socialist electoral campaign in U.S. history.&rdquo;</p>