2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke with NPR. Amr Alfiky/NPR hide caption
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The Bernie Sanders who’s running for president in 2020 is not the same Bernie Sanders who ran in 2016.
Yes, he has many of the same policy positions, and many of his 2016 supporters are enthusiastically backing him again. But the Vermont independent senator is no longer the insurgent taking on a political Goliath with huge name recognition. Now, he is the candidate with high name recognition, taking on candidates who are introducing themselves to the American people again.
Not only that, but he is running against candidates who have adopted positions he energized Democrats around in 2016,