Bernie Sanders’ Refusal to Back Cornel West Reveals What a Useless Has-been He’s Become

In this piece I examine the failed revolution of Bernie Sanders and its relation to Cornel West’s 2024 Green Party run. Published at my Medium account and CounterPunch.

In April, Bernie Sanders announced that he will not seek the Democratic nomination for the 2024 presidential election, instead backing his 2020 rival and incumbent president Joe Biden. He stated that he would “do everything I can to see the president is reelected.” Earlier this month, another major figure from the Democratic Party’s so-called “progressive” wing, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, went so far as to denounce West’s run based on fears about the tired and discredited so-called “spoiler” effect.

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