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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-10 01:54 AM
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38. In Vermont. I just think you'd have about the same luck getting an actual commie
elected President in the 1950's as a socialist today. It's just a dirty word in politics--and the fact that it's applied to Obama is laughable, but they've tarnished him with it.
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  -If there actually was a viable "Draft Bernie Sanders for President" movement - would you support it? Douglas Carpenter  Dec-04-10 01:48 PM   #0 
  - I'd add Dean and Kucinich  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Dec-04-10 01:50 PM   #1 
  - Why Dean? He's hardly "far left"  Recursion   Dec-04-10 03:11 PM   #26 
     - on Howard Dean  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Dec-04-10 03:48 PM   #28 
     - you are absolutely right.  Douglas Carpenter   Dec-05-10 01:37 AM   #35 
  - the system is set up so that no radical or truly Anti-establishment candidate can make it  NightWatcher   Dec-04-10 01:51 PM   #2 
  - Ooops, you subbed Willie Nelson for Howard Dean  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Dec-04-10 03:06 PM   #23 
  - Define viable. Because in this universe, it is not.  onehandle   Dec-04-10 01:53 PM   #3 
  - Sanders always seems to roll at the last minute, but yes.  Goldstein1984   Dec-04-10 01:53 PM   #4 
  - Sure, if you want Sarah Palin to be President!!1  racaulk   Dec-04-10 01:54 PM   #5 
  - it is entirely impossible  cali   Dec-04-10 01:56 PM   #6 
  - +1  NotThisTime   Dec-05-10 08:14 AM   #52 
  - In 2016.  Radical Activist   Dec-04-10 01:56 PM   #7 
  - I find that I am in agreement with him much of the time on policy, so yes, or someone like him  ibegurpard   Dec-04-10 01:57 PM   #8 
  - Bernie?  Crusader Rabbit   Dec-04-10 01:57 PM   #9 
  - Senator Sanders Vermont  Slit Skirt   Dec-04-10 02:02 PM   #10 
  - No. It would be a complete waste of time. Bernie Sanders  MineralMan   Dec-04-10 02:05 PM   #11 
  - Um, he wouldn't have to win a primary: he's not a Democrat  frazzled   Dec-04-10 02:17 PM   #15 
  - Plenty of time to reregister as a DEM in virtually...  Smarmie Doofus   Dec-04-10 02:33 PM   #20 
  - Right. If we really want to beat the Republicans,  RaleighNCDUer   Dec-04-10 02:53 PM   #21 
  - Even if he weren't more unelectable than Kucinich, I doubt he would want the job. nt  PBS Poll-435   Dec-04-10 02:06 PM   #12 
  - oh I totally disagree - Bernie is well respected even by a lot of Fox News watching, teabagger types  Douglas Carpenter   Dec-04-10 03:02 PM   #22 
  - you could replace obama with bernie now and nothing would chnage. the senate is broken.  dionysus   Dec-04-10 02:08 PM   #13 
  - I would, but "viable" is the key word.  obxhead   Dec-04-10 02:10 PM   #14 
  - Yes! I love Bernie.  Vinca   Dec-04-10 02:18 PM   #16 
  - Do you think he could beat a lousy GOP candidate like Palin  stray cat   Dec-04-10 02:23 PM   #17 
  - I think the point is it would make a *difference*....  Smarmie Doofus   Dec-04-10 02:30 PM   #19 
  - 9 cheerleaders walk into a bar.  sarcasmo   Dec-04-10 02:25 PM   #18 
  - Let's say he were President  treestar   Dec-04-10 03:07 PM   #24 
  - It might be fun, just to watch the meltdown here...  Recursion   Dec-04-10 03:09 PM   #25 
  - How about Bernie Kosar?  AndrewP   Dec-04-10 03:12 PM   #27 
  - Yes! YES! A THOUSAND TIMES "YES"!  zorahopkins   Dec-04-10 03:50 PM   #29 
  - How about Alan Greyson?  Harry Monroe   Dec-04-10 03:54 PM   #30 
  - Draft him into what?  aquart   Dec-04-10 04:00 PM   #31 
  - Wow. . A socialist president! Count me in. . .  B Calm   Dec-04-10 04:07 PM   #32 
  - What would a hypothetical President Sanders have done differently over the past two years  Recursion   Dec-04-10 08:31 PM   #33 
     - he would have framed the debate on healthcare, financial reform and just about every other issue  Douglas Carpenter   Dec-05-10 01:32 AM   #34 
        - Ah, right: the mythical "framing" ability  Recursion   Dec-05-10 04:56 AM   #40 
           - the Democrats held solid majorities in both houses  Douglas Carpenter   Dec-05-10 05:24 AM   #41 
              - I agree with you halfway  Recursion   Dec-05-10 05:29 AM   #42 
  - LOL--I'm sure a REAL socialist has a chance of getting elected. Nothing against him, of course--  TwilightGardener   Dec-05-10 01:41 AM   #36 
  - he wins conservative rural districts by landslide margins  Douglas Carpenter   Dec-05-10 01:49 AM   #37 
     - In Vermont. I just think you'd have about the same luck getting an actual commie  TwilightGardener   Dec-05-10 01:54 AM   #38 
     - there really aren't any conservative districts here  cali   Dec-05-10 02:49 AM   #39 
        - perhaps you are right Cali - maybe there is no hope for this country - perhaps I'm just dreaming  Douglas Carpenter   Dec-05-10 05:30 AM   #43 
           - hi douglas. good to see you.  cali   Dec-05-10 05:57 AM   #48 
  - What if Bernie Sanders not only endorsed Obama's re-election, but admonished anyone who would even  BzaDem   Dec-05-10 05:31 AM   #44 
  - if Obama is the only alternative to the Republicans I will support him - because the alternative is  Douglas Carpenter   Dec-05-10 05:34 AM   #45 
     - In terms of positive reasons  BzaDem   Dec-05-10 05:39 AM   #46 
        - in terms of the courts and other executive appointments - I agree  Douglas Carpenter   Dec-05-10 05:43 AM   #47 
  - I like Senator Sanders a lot.  Dr Morbius   Dec-05-10 06:02 AM   #49 
  - Grayson is inexperienced. He can't hold as congressional seat.  cali   Dec-05-10 06:09 AM   #50 
  - Yes I would and I think he could win-here's why..  TheUnspeakable   Dec-05-10 06:10 AM   #51 
  - I'd make certain he avoided ALL aircraft if he ran. Hate to see him Wellstoned.  RushIsRot   Dec-05-10 10:26 AM   #53 

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