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Let's do a money bomb to make sure Bernie can stay in through California!

I would post this in the Bernie group but one of the admins locked me out of there last night because I was apparently "too negative." So I am posting it here. At the risk of sounding "negative" again, I am concerned that the staff layoffs mean Bernie is not raising as much money as before, and if his fundraising dries up he may not be able to continue until everyone has voted. So who wants to join me in making sure that doesn't happen? https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/lets-go-bernie?refcode=homepage_main_nav
Posted by democrattotheend | Wed Apr 27, 2016, 06:42 PM (11 replies)

Attention Hillary supporters: make up your minds!

For the last several weeks, some (though by no means all) of you have posted thread after thread calling for Bernie to quit. Yet many of the same people who have been calling for him to drop out are now criticizing him for laying off staff. You do realize that if he drops out he will have to lay off all of his campaign staff, right?

That said, if you are concerned about the people who are being laid off, by all means, feel free to chip in and help him keep more of them. https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/lets-go-bernie?refcode=homepage_main_nav
Posted by democrattotheend | Wed Apr 27, 2016, 06:18 PM (22 replies)

I just got "swindled" out of another $18

By a fraudster who tricked me into believing that he is going to win the nomination despite the odds.

For those wondering why I would spend more money on a candidate who most likely is not going to win, I did so for the same reason I first gave to him in 2015 when I thought he had virtually no chance to win: I want his message to be heard, and I am proud to be part of a movement that has helped to prove it is possible to be a viable candidate without relying on huge contributions from corporate fatcats. I want to help Bernie fight for every delegate because the more delegates he has, the stronger message we can send to the powers that be in the party that progressive online activists are more than just a group to pat on the head and throw a bone to when a candidate wants to raise money and then ignore us. At a minimum, I want to see the party adopt Bernie's strong stand on overturning Citizens United and getting big money out of politics. So long as Bernie is pushing that message, I will keep donating even though I know he is unlikely to be the nominee at this point.

P.S. If anyone is wondering why $18, it is considered lucky in Judaism to give gifts in multiples of 18.

P.P.S. In light of the news about him having to lay off staff, does anyone care to join me to make sure he has enough money to push on to California? https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/lets-go-bernie?refcode=homepage_main_nav
Posted by democrattotheend | Wed Apr 27, 2016, 08:42 AM (11 replies)

Bernie "congratulates Clinton on her victories, and I look forward to issue-oriented campaign"

In the remaining 14 states. I think this is spot on. I want him to stay in until the end but return to the positive message that got him so far instead of focusing on Hillary.
Posted by democrattotheend | Tue Apr 26, 2016, 11:26 PM (10 replies)

I'll admit it. Part of me wants it to be over.

I know this is not going to be a popular opinion here, but I was pretty crushed after New York, and since then I have basically come to terms with the fact that Bernie is highly unlikely to be the nominee. This whole primary season has been an emotional roller coaster, with things looking bleak and then something happening to get my hopes up again. But at this point the writing is on the wall, absent some major event that renders Hillary completely unelectable. Part of me wants to see Bernie stay in until the end of all the primaries, so everyone can have a chance to participate. But part of me thinks he will have more leverage and lasting influence if he steps aside now, rather than being relegated to a Kucinich-like protest candidate or worse, being blamed if Hillary loses in the fall (whether such blame is fair or not). Part of me wants to see him go out on a high note, and use the influence he has gained and the movement he has built to influence the party platform and support progressive down ballot candidates.

If he does stay in, I think at this point he should return to the positive message that got him so far in the first place, rather than continuing to emphasize the differences between him and Hillary. He went further than anyone expected, and he has the potential to become an influential figure leading a movement to get progressives elected and hold the party's feet to the fire. I am afraid that if he stays in too long (certainly, if he stays in after the voting is done) and does anything that could lead to him being blamed if we lose in November, he will lose the opportunity to have that influence.

Am I wrong to feel this way?
Posted by democrattotheend | Tue Apr 26, 2016, 10:56 PM (9 replies)

Huff Post Calls CT for Bernie?

According to the Huffington Post, Bernie won CT. This does not seem right to me based on the map, but they seem to think he won.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-connecticut-primary_us_571e9433e4b0f309baee5366
Posted by democrattotheend | Tue Apr 26, 2016, 09:50 PM (23 replies)

MSNBC moves CT from too EARLY to call to too CLOSE to call

I think that is good news for Bernie, since the exit poll favored Hillary. But based on where the outstanding votes are, I am not terribly optimistic.

https://twitter.com/MSNBC/status/725122649987403777
Posted by democrattotheend | Tue Apr 26, 2016, 09:42 PM (8 replies)

FWIW, Bernie just took the lead on CNN's prediction marketplace for CT

Up to 58% odds of winning, from 30% 15 minutes ago. Does anyone know how good of a predictor this is?

http://www.cnn.com/specials/politics/predict?pivit-widget-contract-id=137975&pivit-widget-id=9568&pivitSrc=election%2Fprimaries%2Fstates%2Fri%2FDem
Posted by democrattotheend | Tue Apr 26, 2016, 09:09 PM (1 replies)

Take this with a HUGE grain of salt, but possible good news in CT



It comes from a Twitter user named JamesByrd, who has a CNN logo but seems to have too few followers to actually be from CNN. https://twitter.com/JamesByrde
Posted by democrattotheend | Tue Apr 26, 2016, 05:13 PM (3 replies)

Any exit poll tidbits yet?

It's 5 pm. Isn't this the time when they share little hints from the exit polls?
Posted by democrattotheend | Tue Apr 26, 2016, 05:02 PM (5 replies)
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