Admittedly it’s still very early to be making predictions about 2020, but the first Granite State poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire last October put Bernie Sanders on top of the Democratic pile for 2020 at 31 percent, followed by Joe Biden at 24 percent and Elizabeth Warren at only 13 percent.
And as we’re usually quick to point out, Sanders isn’t even a Democrat.
Things might have to change, though. On Friday, the Democratic National Committee’s rules and bylaws panel adopted a new rule that any person who runs for the party’s presidential nomination must fully commit to the party.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 9, 2018
Tweeter @AsperGirl framed it this way:
DNC Rule Change Friday Stuns Sanders Supporters
The DNC's moved on a rule that party nominees for President be Democrats. Anti-Democrat Berners attack the party, refuse to support Dem candidates & refuse donations while helping themselves to our resourceshttps://t.co/XPN87QFDWa
— AsperGirl (@AsperGirl) June 9, 2018
Hillary Clinton superfan Peter Daou reacted to that tweet with the least self-awareness we’ve ever seen:
Does anyone else get the sense that @HillaryClinton and her supporters have moved into the future and that Bernie Sanders and a few of his diehards are stuck fighting a primary he lost two years ago? https://t.co/tXuTYWgAoq
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) June 9, 2018
I LOL’d so hard I scared my dog. https://t.co/F3bijUqOcp
— Heather (@hboulware) June 9, 2018
By the way, anyone who thinks the Republicans are in disarray and the Democrats are putting up a united front for 2018 and 2020, just read some of the replies to Daou’s tweet — both the Bernie Bros. and Hillary’s supporters are still fighting it out for the direction of the party.
Shhh, divide and conquer.
— Paul Knight (@Gaga_In_Fla) June 9, 2018
No news if the DNC adopted any new rules about rigging the primaries.
'You need help'! Peter Daou FLIPS OUT after NBC News analysis picks Oprah over Hillary Clinton https://t.co/zz4yYGqFhr
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 9, 2018