The coronavirus shows Bernie Sanders won

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gives a thumbs up while arriving at the Senate chamber at Capitol Hill in Washington on March 25.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gives a thumbs up while arriving at the Senate chamber at Capitol Hill in Washington on March 25. (Erik S Lesser/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

By Gary Abernathy Contributing columnist

March 25, 2020 at 1:25 p.m. PDT (WashingtonPost.com)

HILLSBORO, Ohio — Pundits are speculating on what impact the novel coronavirus pandemic will have on the presidential race, but we know the answer. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), or at least his philosophy, has won.

Our march toward socialism began incrementally decades ago. But our response to the coronavirus will lead to its permanent implementation after elected officials of both parties shuttered businesses, ordered citizens not to go to work and made clear that there would be more draconian measures to come. The delicate balance between freedom and risk was less than an afterthought as our economy was gutted in a matter of days.

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