March 11, 2020 By Emily Jashinsky, The Federalist
The Democratic primary contest has been a binary race for one week only. That fact alone explains Bernie Sanders’ underperformance compared to his run in 2016.
After toiling for years on the fringes of official Washington, Sanders was launched into the mainstream thanks in large part to the contrast between himself and Hillary Clinton, drawn into sharp focus by the direct juxtaposition binary races create. In Clinton, Sanders found the perfect foil. More…