Should Democrats Risk Turning Sanders into a Progressive Martyr?

The Democratic Party’s attempts to thwart Bernie Sanders might backfire spectacularly and win even more votes for the cause.

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaking with attendees at the Clark County Democratic Party’s 2020 Kick Off to Caucus Gala at the Tropicana Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. February 15, 2020. (photo: Gage Skidmore)

“Despite what the political establishment wants you to think, running a campaign of, by, and for the people isn’t a weakness- it’s our greatest strength. Together, we can prove it.” — Sen. Bernie Sanders, Twitter. March 2, 2020.