In an address from Burlington, Vermont, delivered on Wednesday, socialist contender for the Democrat presidential nomination Bernie Sanders warned the party establishment that it cannot win against President Trump in November without his supporters.
“Today I say to the Democratic establishment, in order to win in the future, you need to win the voters who represent the future of our country, and you must speak to the issues of concern to them,” Sanders said. “You cannot simply be satisfied by winning the votes of people who are older.”
“While our campaign has won the ideological debate, we are losing the debate over electability,” Sanders continued, referring to the growing consensus that his less radical rival Joe Biden is the man to beat Trump.
Sanders added, “On Sunday night, in the first one-on-one debate in this campaign, the American people will have the opportunity to see which candidate is best positioned” to defeat the President. The point is moot, however, because neither man will beat Trump.