Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced he is suspending his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday. His announcement paves the way for former Vice President Joe Biden to be the Democratic nominee in the 2020 presidential race.

Biden held a nearly insurmountable delegate lead over Sanders and a handful of states had delayed their primaries due to the coronavirus.

The announcement appears to end any chance that the 78-year-old Democratic Socialist will ever ascend to the presidency. However, that doesn't mean that Sanders' progressive vision of America will never become a reality.

In the world of politics, movements that begin with one leader's bold assertions often aren't realized for another generation. Bernie Sanders has inspired an entire generation of new politicians to fight for Medicare for All and free higher education, and shine a light on income inequality.

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