Professor McDaniel Comments on Bernie Sanders' Presidential Campaign

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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WASHINGTON POST -- Experts and Sanders campaign officials say Sanders’s attempt to retool his tone at times is aimed at people who are still unsure about whether to vote for him.

Jason McDaniel, a Political Science professor at San Francisco State University, said Sanders’ increasing talk about himself is evidence that he is, perhaps begrudgingly, listening to the more diverse team he’s surround himself with in this campaign.

“In 2016, it became sort of a protest candidacy,” McDaniel said. “Now I think he’s in it to win. I think he sees a pathway. And if it’s really possible for you to win, then you start thinking about every vote. I guess the positive thing would be that he’s listening to some of the criticism.”