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bklyncowgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 07:05 AM
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54. What is the alternative?
The Democrats mount a weak candidate against the most popular politician in the state simply because some people feel that the party should run a candidate. They put energy and money behind the guy who then goes on to get his ass kicked or worse, splits the liberal vote and puts the repuke into office.

Wouldn't it be better to put that money and energy where it would count?

Supporting Sanders makes sense. Third parties endorse major party candidates all the time. Why shouldn't a major party support a third party candidate provided there's some political compatability and clearly there is compatability with Sanders.

Personally I'd like to see more of this.
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  -Dean delivers Sanders a boost ProudToBeLiberal  May-10-05 02:40 PM   #0 
  - I agree with Dean 100% on this.  blm   May-10-05 02:41 PM   #1 
  - I have a problem with this...  MaineDem   May-10-05 02:44 PM   #2 
  - Sanders would probably be better  idlisambar   May-10-05 02:48 PM   #5 
  - But Dean wasn't elected Chair of an Independent Party  MaineDem   May-10-05 02:51 PM   #7 
     - Valid concern, MaineDem  wryter2000   May-10-05 03:12 PM   #19 
        - As a VT Dem, I also would vote for Sanders before anyone else, and  DrZeeLit   May-10-05 10:17 PM   #35 
  - I did too, till I read the article.  mzmolly   May-10-05 03:09 PM   #16 
  - Is there something in Sander's voting record you don't care for?  Toots   May-10-05 09:32 PM   #33 
     - Oh no, I think Sanders will be great!  MaineDem   May-11-05 06:45 AM   #50 
  - Same here.  Mojambo   May-10-05 02:46 PM   #3 
  - Bernie Sanders is great. Here is his web site. The fact that he is an  Nothing Without Hope   May-10-05 02:46 PM   #4 
  - The DNC endorsing an avowed socialist?  jsw_81   May-10-05 02:48 PM   #6 
  - Yeah, cause we were SO close to getting their votes last time!  Mojambo   May-10-05 02:53 PM   #8 
  - It's a terrible thing  jsw_81   May-10-05 02:55 PM   #10 
     - Moving to the corporate right is what put the D's out of touch  Mojambo   May-10-05 02:57 PM   #11 
     - time to ditch the liebermans, nelsons,  mitchtv   May-10-05 02:59 PM   #12 
     - Read the article. The R's are pissed. And, Dean has stated:  mzmolly   May-10-05 03:10 PM   #18 
     - Okay...I won't say  zidzi   May-10-05 06:40 PM   #27 
     - Chickenshit bullshit. Dean RRAWWKSS!!!!!!!!!!!!  Jim Sagle   May-10-05 08:48 PM   #31 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   May-10-05 10:15 PM   #34 
     - i know!!  dionysus   May-10-05 10:21 PM   #37 
  - Well, it's good Democrats lay awake worrying about pleasing fascists.  TahitiNut   May-10-05 03:02 PM   #13 
  - yeah, moving to the center has worked so well for us  wicket   May-10-05 03:05 PM   #15 
  - Um, he's in Vermont...  sonicx   May-10-05 03:16 PM   #20 
  - read the whole article nt  ProudToBeLiberal   May-10-05 03:52 PM   #22 
  - Red state voters? I think that Vermont is the only one who votes  rockedthevoteinMA   May-11-05 06:55 AM   #52 
  - This is just another reason why Howard Dean was best choice for Chair  David Zephyr   May-10-05 02:54 PM   #9 
  - Just as Dean is making a superb chair for the DNC, so shall Sanders  Rowdyboy   May-10-05 05:50 PM   #24 
  - Give 'em hell Bernie!!!!  wicket   May-10-05 03:05 PM   #14 
  - Dean is doing the right thing! Bernie Sanders is true liberal... and Dean  Rainscents   May-10-05 03:09 PM   #17 
  - No problem here  Strawman   May-10-05 03:17 PM   #21 
  - Exactly!  MN ChimpH8R   May-10-05 04:15 PM   #23 
     - I plead that Bernie stays  zidzi   May-10-05 06:42 PM   #28 
  - kick  wicket   May-10-05 05:56 PM   #25 
  - Good strategy  woosh   May-10-05 06:39 PM   #26 
  - No, this is wrong.  Holland   May-10-05 08:21 PM   #29 
  - party above country eh?  dionysus   May-10-05 10:20 PM   #36 
  - No.  Holland   May-10-05 10:24 PM   #38 
     - this isn't a damn football game  dionysus   May-10-05 10:28 PM   #39 
        - Give it up.  Holland   May-10-05 10:36 PM   #40 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   May-10-05 10:39 PM   #41 
           - Yes, let everyone support Sanders  Holland   May-10-05 10:59 PM   #45 
           - so what you're saying is  dionysus   May-10-05 10:44 PM   #42 
              - It is an integrity thing  Holland   May-10-05 10:52 PM   #43 
                 - ok, i can dig that.  dionysus   May-10-05 10:55 PM   #44 
                 - No prob.  Holland   May-10-05 11:00 PM   #46 
                    - that  dionysus   May-10-05 11:02 PM   #47 
                       - Hey, it is politics.  Holland   May-10-05 11:13 PM   #49 
                 - Bernie wouldn't join the Democratic Party. Bernie does caucus with Dems.  w4rma   May-10-05 11:09 PM   #48 
  - I agree with you but it seems we're alone in this  MaineDem   May-11-05 06:49 AM   #51 
  - What is the alternative?  bklyncowgirl   May-11-05 07:05 AM   #54 
  - I love Barney Sanders and will donate to him  schultzee   May-10-05 08:30 PM   #30 
  - Sanders is untouchable  whirlygigspin   May-10-05 08:56 PM   #32 
  - Sanders was on Bill Maher Last week.  Robworld   May-11-05 06:55 AM   #53 

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