Bernie Sanders is giving no indication that he’ll drop out of the Democratic primary race anytime soon, saying the coronavirus pandemic provides an opportunity to show how a key campaign platform would work in real life.
“We are winning the ideological debate — I think especially in this terrible crisis that we’re in, people understand that healthcare is a human right,” said the Vermont senator, referencing his Medicare for All plan, which would abolish private health insurance in favor of a government program.
Sanders, 78, also mentioned the peculiar nature of the primaries, which have been severely interrupted as states move their contests back by months.
“You’re talking about an election without elections. … That’s kind of unprecedented,” he said. “The nature of the campaign has changed very profoundly. We are going to virtual campaigning, doing events almost every single night.”