Political experts say that with numerous candidates, like Elizabeth Warren, carrying the same progressive message, it could make it harder for Sanders to separate himself from everyone else. "Well, I don't think we should succumb to that kind of blackmail".
"I also think he is a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, a xenophobe, somebody who is gaining cheap political points by trying to pick on minorities, often undocumented immigrants", Mr Sanders said.
Sanders announced his campaign in an early morning email to supporters saying: "Our campaign is about creating a government and economy that works for the many, not just the few".
Sanders continued with "but because we have a corrupt system, anybody who is a billionaire and can throw ads around on television suddenly becomes very, very credible".
The senator calls for 1 million volunteers to join his campaign to help him supposedly bring about social and economic justice and end racism, sexism, bigotry, and everything else he says Trump embodies. Sanders identifies as an Independent though in 2016 he sought the nomination from the Democratic party, an received less than fulsome support from the Democratic party. These include Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Kamala Harris of California, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts; Reps.
In the end the race ended up being far tighter than predicted, with Sanders winning several states - including the likes of MI - which Clinton later lost to Trump.
In the 2020 campaign cycle, Sanders can expect to confront some of the same hurdles that hindered his 2016 campaign, including his struggle to galvanize minority voters and his insistence on identifying as an independent and not as a Democrat.
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"Bernie is the only candidate for the Democratic nomination who has always been part of progressive movements", Solomon toldCommon Dreams.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. He won more than 13 million votes in 2016 and dozens of primaries and caucuses. Three years later, though, Sanders faces a much different situation.
Sanders' self-described democrat socialist policies were a hit among young voters during the last nomination campaign.
"Bernie Sanders has already won the debate in the Democrat primary, because every candidate is embracing his brand of socialism", Trump campaign national press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement Tuesday.
One of the biggest questions surrounding Sanders' candidacy is how he'll compete against someone like Warren, who shares many of his policy goals.
Sanders was a former mayor of Burlington in Vermont. "Whether the goal is Medicare for All, truly progressive taxation, tuition-free public college or absolute dedication to environmental protection, Bernie has been there first - and, by far, he remains the clearest, most authentic and most trustworthy candidate". In her book What Happened, Clinton wrote of Sanders, "His attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump's "Crooked Hillary" campaign".