With the U.S. midterms concluded, a new book just out, and a weekend \u0026#039;Gathering\u0026#039; of progressive leaders and close allies in his home state of Vermont, there is plenty of fresh talk about whether Sen. Bernie Sanders will run for president again in 2020.Some think he\u0026#039;s not the best choice for Democrats. Some think he clearly should run. Some argue the progressive case is obvious. Some who even worked for Sanders\u0026#039; 2016 campaign are not sure, at least according to the headline, that another run is the wisest move.But while Sanders, his wife Jane O\u0026#039;Meara Sanders, the family, and his political team have made clear they are seriously considering it—there is no decision yet.\u0022We need a leader that is going to unify the world. We need someone who gives their life and heart and soul to making us secure on our planet, in our workplace, in our homes, in our lives, after we retire, when our children are born — and that\u0026#039;s Bernie Sanders. And there is no one who comes near him on the political scene.\u0022 —RoseAnn DeMoroSongwriter and music legend Bruce Springsteen may not have intended to make the case, but comments he made in an interview published on Sunday have been seized by at least a few of those clamoring for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to end the internal debate his team is having about the run and announce as the best Democratic Party candidate to challenge Donald Trump in the next election.The longtime Democrat and legendary musician told The Sunday Times that Democrats in the U.S. need a candidate \u0022who can speak some of the same language\u0022 as Trump when it comes to communicating with blue collar workers and others suffering under economic weight. \u0022I don\u0026#039;t see anyone out there at the moment…the man who can beat Trump, or the woman who can beat Trump,\u0022 Springsteen said.\u0022The Democrats,\u0022 he added, \u0022don\u0026#039;t have an obvious, effective presidential candidate.\u0022But in response to Springsteen\u0026#039;s remarks, U.S. labor leader and political organizer RoseAnn DeMoro—who spent the weekend at The Sanders Institute Gathering in Burlington, Vermont telling anyone asking or listening that the Independent senator is the only choice for the next presidential election—on Monday tweeted her agreement that the Democrats do not have anyone at the moment better than Sanders—officially an Independent—to lead the party in the effort to dethrone Trump.\u0022I agree with this,\u0022 she said about Springsteen\u0026#039;s critique of the potential Democratic field. \u0022And that is why @springsteen needs to help #Bernie2020.\u0022I agree with this. And that is why ⁦@springsteen⁩ needs to help #Bernie2020. The ONE who has stood by the working class his entire history. Does that matter? Or do we anoint the #DNC monied candidate?#MondayMorning https://t.co/l8cTDZocYH— RoseAnn DeMoro (@RoseAnnDeMoro) December 3, 2018Interviewed by the Washington Post\u0026#039;s David Weigel over the weekend, and asked about other possible 2020 candidates, DeMoro was described as \u0022incredulous\u0022 about the very premise of the question. \u0022There are no other candidates,\u0022 she told him.In a joint interview with Common Dreams and The Katie Halper Show on Saturday night, DeMoro said that in her mind—and in the minds of many progressive organizers, labor leaders, and rank-and-file voters—it\u0026#039;s not even close.\u0022If Bernie doesn\u0026#039;t run, we don\u0026#039;t have anyone who represents what Bernie represents. There is no one in the political spectrum who represents the values that he has,\u0022 she explained. \u0022There are some who fake it, who feign it—they say, \u0026#039;Oh, I\u0026#039;m for Medicare for All\u0026#039;—but when push comes to shove they can\u0026#039;t articulate anything about Medicare for All. I\u0026#039;m mean, it\u0026#039;s a joke.\u0022And it is the integrity of Sanders, she says, that cannot be bought, manufactured, or faked. \u0022When you actually, fundamentally believe something,\u0022 she said, \u0022people see that. They know when you\u0026#039;re authentic.\u0022\u0022When you actually, fundamentally believe something—people see that. They know when you\u0026#039;re authentic.\u0022She is certainly not alone in making electrified demands that Sanders run. At the conclusion of a panel event at The Gathering in Burlington on Friday night, many were taken when Yanis Varoufakis, the former finance minister of Greece, made the international argument as he declared: \u0022Let me convey a message from all of us in Europe, for all those comrades of yours that are now struggling to reclaim our cities, our world, our environment: We need Bernie Sanders to run for president!\u0022Though an intrinsically friendly crowd, there was an eruption of applause and a familiar 2016 chant soon filled the hall: \u0022Bernie! Bernie! Bernie!\u0022Sanders did not take the bait, however. He demured and stated, \u0022And on that note...\u0022 as the chant subsided and event concluded.Speaking with the Associated Press, Jane O\u0026#039;Meara Sanders, who founded The Sanders Institute as a way to continue to press for the ideas that both she and Bernie believe in, said the family\u0026#039;s final decision will be made by looking outward, not necessarily inward.\u0022It\u0026#039;s not about us,\u0022 O\u0026#039;Meara Sanders said. \u0022It\u0026#039;s about what\u0026#039;s right for the country.\u0022 The biggest question, she added, was this one: \u0022Who can beat Donald Trump?\u0022For DeMoro, it\u0026#039;s ultimately less about the failures or shortcomings of others—though those shortcomings do matter—but the singular quality of Sanders that would make him the most potent contender.\u0022We need a leader that is going to unify the world,\u0022 she said. \u0022We need someone who gives their life and heart and soul to making us secure on our planet, in our workplace, in our homes, in our lives, after we retire, when our children are born—and that\u0026#039;s Bernie Sanders. And there is no one who comes near him on the political scene.\u0022But whether he wants to or not—and there is plenty of evidence to suggest he will run—DeMoro\u0026#039;s argument is that, in many ways, there is no choice for the longtime Independent to once again join the Democratic Party, as he did in 2016, in order to lead the nation (and the world) in the existential fight to defeat Donald Trump and the Republican Party he now controls.\u0022I always say that heroes are not made, they\u0026#039;re cornered,\u0022 DeMoro said. \u0022And I\u0026#039;ve never seen anybody more cornered in my life than Bernie Sanders.\u0022Listen to The Katie Halper Show\u0026#039;s coverage of the weekend Gathering here. Listen the full bonus \u0022on the rocks\u0022 interview with RoseAnn DeMoro here.