On April 8th, Bernie Sanders announced the suspension of his 2020 campaign for president as a Democratic hopeful. For his supporters, this was hard news to take in.
for the earth
we needed you
now, more than ever#BernieSanders2020
— not rupi kaur 😿 (@notrupi) April 8, 2020
— rutherford (@ruehrygth) April 8, 2020
For the second straight election, Sanders has failed to claim the Democratic nomination for president. This time, perhaps, is a harder pill to swallow for his supporters because Sanders received so much appreciation for the platform he was running on: a political revolution.
Bernie Sanders should be remembered as one of few leaders who unapologetically stood for just causes.
First time i have heard anyone speak about us Kashmiris despite the constraints of international politics.
Remember the guy.#BernieSanders2020
— Dastaan 🍁 (@Dastaannn) April 8, 2020
Some people who aren’t even American and cannot vote in the U.S. election were sending praise to the former Democratic candidate.
I'm not even American and even I'm bummed out they shafted Bernie Sanders again.
Condolences to all my American friends who dreamed of a country where equality meant something, and the power rested with the people over profit. #BernieSanders2020
— Tsunderelli🎈 (@tsunderelli) April 8, 2020
While supporters mourn, his opponents are thankful that his political movement has come to an end, at least for this election cycle.
#BernieSanders just dropped out which means:
A grifter gave it up
Lazy millennials will have to look somewhere else to be subsidized for their poor choices
And America WILL NEVER BE A SOCIALIST COUNTRY pic.twitter.com/rtKUctzdf5
— Rob Smith 🇺🇸 (@robsmithonline) April 8, 2020
In this opposition view, Sanders is criticized for his radical views on Socialism. His supporters are being defined as “lazy” since they believe in Medicare for all and free public education. While this may be the end for Socialist values for the 2020 elections, some of his opponents fear these values will become prevalent in future elections.
#BernieSanders2020 is over but his radical ideas on energy and environment will continue. They must all be defeated.
I wish Sen. Sanders well relaxing in one of his multiple homes and enjoying a lucrative book deal.
Old socialists never die. They just grow rich.
— Daniel Turner (@DanielTurnerPTF) April 8, 2020