This is a view from abroad as I have been an expat since the middle of the second term of W.J. Clinton. I am not a Democrat, I am middle of the road European Left and Bernie still makes sense to me.
The Republicans have been sprinting to the right since the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1968 along with the Equal Rights Act 1972 with the Democrats slowly filling in the vacant space.
The only difference I really detect is that Trump’s explicit rhetoric is what the Republicans usually prefer to hide behind dog whistles.
Would any of them handled the Covid-19 any better?