Some Democrats are on the short list to be the next Bernie Sanders, the candidate who twice managed to mobilize an entire generation in the presidential election. There’s Pete Buttigieg, Gavin Newsom, Ro Khanna, and most obviously, but less likely, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or AOC. Amie Parnes, senior Washington correspondent for The Hill who covers the Biden White House and national politics, joined The New Abnormal podcast to discuss the Democratic slate of candidates and why they may or may not qualify. Bernie’s job to protect and why the New York congressman made the list – with a grain of salt.
“If you took Bernie and made her a brown woman, you’d expect it to drive Republicans absolutely nuts,” jokes Andy.
“Has and will continue to do that, but I don’t know. Obviously, he’s done very well and he’s got a huge, huge, huge following and he’s been able to do things that a lot of other Democrats haven’t. I had to find out when he’s really old enough to run, and it’s on Inauguration Day,” says Parnes,
who recently reported on the article with colleague Hanna Trudeau (a former Daily Beast reporter). But he adds, “I think the AOC is kind of on our list, but it’s also eye-catching for a lot of people. It’s never going to happen anytime soon.
While a lot of people think [the Democratic Party] is more left-wing, I think if you talk to people, they probably say a moderate path is how you win…. The Squad is obviously going to come out and be the next generation, but I think they have a lot to prove to people.
I think the Democratic Party in general and the progressive wing needs to do a better job of bringing those people out.” Filmmaker Andy Ostroy, who hosts The Back Room podcast, also joins the podcast and plays a bit. Sophie’s Choice with Andy Levy : Would People Rather See Trump in Jail for Life or Fox News Shut Down Forever? Get unlimited digital access Subscribe now for just $2 for 2 months CLAIM DEAL Plus, he shares what it was like to interview his killer His late wife, actress Adrienne Shelly, who was murdered in her apartment in 2006, and his vision of a murderous illegal immigrant, falls short of expectations.
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