As a Bernie Sanders basked in a New Hampshire primary win , he reeled off the familiar tenets of his “political revolution.”
The speech after the Granite State helped make Sanders the early favorite in the 2020 Democratic race sounded familiar to those who have tracked the senator since he stormed onto the national stage during the 2016 election. The Vermont senator declared “health care is a human right, not a privilege.” Sanders called to cancel student debt. He promised to take on Wall Street, drugmakers and fossil fuel companies.
But it lacked one of the signature phrases voters have associated with Sanders and his Brooklyn accent: a knock on the “millionaires and billionaires” corrupting the U.S. political system. Recently, his rhetoric has focused more on the wealthier end of the U.S. populace.
“We’re taking on billionaires and we’re taking on candidates funded by billionaires,” Sanders said.
As Sanders, himself a recently minted millionaire, brings his campaign to pivotal…