File PicA longest serving independent in the history of US Congress, known for being highly critical to neoliberalism and economic inequality, Sanders has earned laurels world wide for his social democratic and economic policies. But Sanders urged his supporters to continue political revolution for transforming America. On 8th April Sanders announced that he is suspending his campaign, with this his chances of contesting presidential election as democrat came to an end. The democratic party elites and its associated media have a strong influence, especially in choosing its presidential nominee. His manifesto was revolutionary which included, medicare for all, that every American’s healthcare would be sponsored by govt so no more medical debts. His campaign highlighted the crisis many families in America are facing and which most of other Americans noticed only after covid-19 outbreak. There can be an increased rhetoric about border walls, restrictions on movements across countries and discrimination towards other communities and societies. An interventionist state with increased intervention in economic matters, more authoritarianism, a ready surveillance technology at its disposal would prove a nightmare to civil liberties. In the face of global pandemic Sanders slogans like Americans must not act for themselves, but in the service of others and now is the time for solidarity, love and compassion. Sanders seemed a perfect choice of an ideal leader in post covid world.
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