MANCHESTER, N.H. – The latest news from the launch of Senator Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign came at a time when rival Democrats Senator Kamala Harris were preparing to go under the cameras of the first primitive presidential state.
And while welcoming the neighboring Vermont senator into the race, she said "the more crazy we are", she also pointed out that she did not subscribe to her political ideology – even though she supported the policies popularized by the so-called socialist democracy.
SANDERS MOVE IN THE 2020 RACE
Harris reaffirmed Tuesday her commitment to capitalism and reiterated what she had said a day earlier: "I am not a democratic socialist."
"I believe that capitalism has great assets when it works for all men.I think we have to recognize that in recent decades the rules have been written in such a way as to exclude families of workers. and the families of the middle class, and we must correct the course, "she explained.
In any other election cycle, a candidate's commitment to capitalism can be self-evident. But as candidates, including Harris, supporting policies like the Green New Deal, this has fueled Republican warnings – and especially the Trump 2020 campaign – that the Democratic field is moving towards socialism with the Sanders help.
"Bernie Sanders has already won the debate in the Democratic primary, because each candidate adheres to his own form of socialism," said Tuesday the campaign of Mr. Trump in a statement.
Harris adopted policies such as "Medicare-for-all" and did not openly agree with Sanders on a specific policy on Tuesday, even though she distanced herself from her political brand. The comments were sent to reporters after his title "Politics and Eggs", a must in New Hampshire for candidates to the White House.
At a protest held Monday night in Portsmouth, where about 1,000 people gathered in the historic South Church to have the opportunity to see the former California Attorney General, the candidate explained her progressive program.
"Access to health care should not be a privilege, but a right. That's why I support "Medicare for all," she said in a thunderous applause.
"I support the Green New Deal," she said. "We must have goals. It is a resolution that requires us to set goals and reflect on what we can achieve and put in indicators. We will reach some of them. Some of them are not. But if we do not pester, it will end badly. "
Speaking this way could be a political gift for the Republican National Committee and Trump's reelection team.
Trump National Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said: "The American people will reject a program of staggering tax rates, government-run health care and pampering dictators like those in Venezuela. Only President Trump will keep America free, prosperous and secure. "
"MODERATE" A SALTED WORD IN THE 2020 DOMAIN?
This type of single attack might not work on all 2020 candidates, even if all Democratic candidates are not on the same length as Sanders.
On Monday night, Senator Amy Klobuchar is interested in one of the main elements of Sanders' playbook: free tuition fees for all community college students and for some public school students of four years.
The Minnesota Democrat – at a CNN public meeting in New Hampshire – stressed that "I'm not for a free college for all. I wish that if I am a magical genius and that I can give it to everyone and that we can afford it, I would do it. "
Former Maryland Congressman John Delaney – who proudly boasts of his centrist qualities as he shows up for the Democratic nomination – said, "This primary is going to be a choice between socialism and a form of socialism. more just capitalism. "
In an email to fans shortly after Sanders' announcement, Delaney wrote in an email to his supporters, "I believe in capitalism, free markets and the private economy. I do not think socialism is the answer, and I do not think that's what the Americans want. "