In a 2.25 column titled “Dems, You Can Defeat Trump in a Landslide,” Thomas Friedman urges the Democratic contenders to join together and announce that they are henceforth a team and no longer a circular firing squad — a cabinet consisting of Biden, Sanders, Buttigieg, Warren, Bloomberg, Klobuchar, Steyer, et. al.
“If this election turns out to be just between a self-proclaimed socialist and an undiagnosed sociopath, we will be in a terrible, terrible place as a country,” Friedman writes. “How do we prevent that? My short answer is that the Democrats have to do something extraordinary — forge a national unity ticket the likes of which they have never forged before. And that’s true even if Democrats nominate someone other than Bernie Sanders.
“If they don’t join together,” Friedman warns, “you can kiss the America you grew up in goodbye.”