Here's the call and the rationale.
a simple call
Sanders and Warren are both fighting against the neoliberal policies of austerity. They are being attacked by Wall Street, the media, and the Democratic Party leadership. Rather than allow them to suffer death by a thousand cuts, let’s call for them to combine their efforts in an act of political jiujitsu. In this case 1+1 does not equal 2, but something much greater and potentially revolutionary. Sanders + Warren will provide the leadership we desperately need.
Sanders in 2020, warren in 2024 and 2028
A Sanders-Warren team will build a strong foundation for serious political change, not only in the Democratic Party but for the entire country. Let’s elect Sanders President in 2020 with Warren as his Vice-President. Warren will be well prepared to take up the mantle in 2024 and potentially serve as President in her own right for a full eight years.
A year of popular education
Together, Sanders and Warren could help orchestrate a serious campaign of popular education in the months between now and November 2020, building on work already underway in every corner of the country. Imagine investing the time and money otherwise wasted on a primary campaign helping Americans come clear on how the economy really works.
Complement rather than divide
Once Sanders and Warren unite, we will all benefit from the complementary experience and skills of two intelligent and courageous individuals. Sanders has shown a willingness to take the populist message into the heart of what the media likes to call Trump country. Warren has been fierce during her time in the Senate, showing a firm grasp on the details of finance capitalism and what it will take to wage a serious battle to bring the engine under control. We need them both.
the forces of capital are massive
Austerity. Austerity. Austerity. The mantra of the entrenched capitalist class: “There isn’t enough money for that!” Sanders and Warren are both clear: “We have enough to ensure that everyone has a decent job, a place to live, and good health care. We can’t afford to do otherwise.” The forces arguing for austerity have tremendous power. As Sanders has argued, “The system is rigged.” We need both Sanders and Warren, together, as we wage this war. And it is a war.
So many challenges! A new, united force!
A Green New Deal, reigning in the banks and corporations, relieving crushing student and credit card debt, raising the minimum wage, Medicare for All, protecting and expanding Social Security — will these remain dreams? Both Sanders and Warren have concrete plans in each of these areas. We need them working together. And with them at the top of the party, the insurgents at the bottom will begin to find support and greater traction. A combined Sanders-Warren administration will set fire to peoples’ imaginations and draw millions who have been feeling beaten down and disenfranchised — into active citizenship!