If Biden Were to Win.

What happens to the leftist movement?

Lauren Elizabeth
4 min readAug 4, 2019
Photo via Joe Biden on Instagram

We are months away from the Iowa Caucus. There are ten more debates left before the convention. There is still plenty of time for Biden’s polls to continue to sink, and for Bernie and/or Warren to take charge. However, in the meantime while I wait to see the polls in the aftermath of the Detroit debate, we have to start to consider the fact that Joe Biden’s numbers aren’t sinking as fast as they should be at this point in time. While I still see plenty of reasons to remain hopeful for a Sanders or Warren nomination, I think it’s time for leftists to at least prepare for the idea of Joe Biden winning the nomination, and what that should mean moving forward.

Of course, the primary concern for a Biden nomination is his vulnerability in an election against Trump. He has an almost guaranteed inability to turn out the vote of young people in the way that he’ll need to, which is an increasingly important priority for the Democratic Party if they want to achieve success. It’s growing more apparent with time that he has certainly aged, and may not be as sharp as he needs to be for the political climate he has stumbled back in to.

That being said, another definitive concern for me is what happens to the leftist movement that has begun to flourish over the past few years, thanks to Bernie Sanders and…

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Lauren Elizabeth

Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at LaurenMartinchek@gmail.com or Twitter @xlauren_mx