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Biden or Sanders – US Primaries discussed

March 6th, 2020

A pro-government commentator finds both Biden and Sanders too senior to revitalize the Democratic Party. A left-wing columnist thinks that the Democrats need to show unity to defeat President Trump – at any price.

In Magyar Nemzet, László Szőcs commenting on Super Tuesday contends that the Democratic Party has been unable to renew itself. The pro-government commentator points out that the two frontrunners in the Democratic Primaries are both close to 80. Joe Biden is not as sharp as he used to be, and Bernie Sanders had a heart attack last autumn, Szőcs adds. As for their chances, Szőcs notes that Biden is a ‘boring’ centrist, while Sanders’ European style socialist ideas are no less divisive than President Trump’s vision. All this, however, may not have a deep impact on the final outcome, Szőcs suspects. He thinks that the election may be decided by Latino voters in Florida.

Népszava’s Gábor Horváth thinks that candidates’ ages matter less than unity in the Democratic Party. The left-wing columnist acknowledges that both potential Democratic nominees lack charisma but believes nonetheless that Democrats will line up behind any candidate in order to defeat President Trump. In a passing remark, Horváth adds that Joe Biden was a friend of Tom Lantos, from whom ‘he learned a lot about the Hungarian far-right and Viktor Orbán’. As for the Presidential election, Szőcs thinks that the most important issue will be the state of the economy.

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