In Scathing Editorial, Vermont Newspaper Begs Sanders Not To Run

READING, PA - DECEMBER 03: U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks on stage during the Protecting Working Families Rally to stand up against the horrific GOP tax proposal, hosted by Not One Penny, and MoveOn.org at Santa... READING, PA - DECEMBER 03: U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks on stage during the Protecting Working Families Rally to stand up against the horrific GOP tax proposal, hosted by Not One Penny, and MoveOn.org at Santander Performing Arts Center on December 3, 2017 in Reading, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for MoveOn.org) MORE LESS
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January 7, 2019 7:33 a.m.

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.

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