Democrats rely on the old-timers to take on Trump

As most of the remaining Democratic presidential hopefuls dropped out of the race last week, two elderly men, wild card Bernie Sanders and establishment favourite Joe Biden, were left to continue the fight

8th March, 2020
Democrats rely on the old-timers to take on Trump
Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona Picture: Getty

And then there were two. The overpopulated Democratic field of 27 candidates just a week ago featured more than half a dozen hopefuls who fancied their chances as the Democratic nominee for 2020 – and the next president of the United States. Now, after a resurgence that even stunned his own campaign advisers, Joe Biden leads the field in a two-man race for the White House.

In conducting a sort of reverse post-mortem on what is now...

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