The editorial board for the Barre Montpelier Times Argus, a daily newspaper in Vermont, wrote a scathing editorial imploring Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) not to run for President in 2020.
The board makes the case on four grounds: that Sanders has chosen his own Presidential ambitions over the needs of Vermonters, that he will again fracture the Democratic party during the primaries, that his message is stale and better carried by others and that he responded poorly to the accusations of sexism in his 2016 campaign.
“Taken together—ego, electoral math, a tired message and a prickly media darling—Sanders is convincing himself that he’s the person who can win the White House in 2020,” the board writes. “We are not convinced he should.”
Read the full editorial here.