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Sen. Bernie Sanders acted in the best interests of the Democratic Party and the nation Wednesday when he dropped out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Bowing to reality, Sanders conceded that he had no chance of defeating former Vice President Joe Biden for the nomination. Sanders never rose above 30 percent support among Democratic voters in polls and he doesn’t want to be Don Quixote tilting at windmills trying to achieve an impossible dream.

The independent senator from Vermont also understands that asking voters to turn out to cast ballots in primaries during the coronavirus pandemic endangers the health of many and the lives of some.

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And, of course, Sanders realizes the Democrats must unite as strongly and as quickly as possible to send President Trump into political retirement for the good of our nation. Trump shows us every day why he is supremely unqualified to lead our country, and most Democrats say their top political goal is defeating him in November.

While Sanders failed for a second time to capture the Democratic presidential nomination, following his 2016 defeat by Hillary Clinton, his campaign succeeded this year in pushing the Democratic Party leftward.

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Sanders increased public support for an increased government role in ensuring that all Americans get health care as a right with his “Medicare-for-all” plan, even though Biden hasn’t adopted the plan. And Sanders made his advocacy of once-radical positions like tuition-free public colleges and a $15-an-hour minimum wage mainstream Democratic objectives.

So now that Joe Biden is the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, what should he do going forward to make Donald Trump a one-term president?

Be more visible 

President Trump is on TV every day giving his coronavirus briefings to the White House press corps. He makes news daily with his many tweets, can line up as many media interviews as he wants, and grabs headlines with his actions as our nation’s leader.

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