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Mon Dec 3, 2018, 03:50 PM

Former Bernie Sanders Staffers Are Preparing to 'Draft Bernie' for 2020

BURLINGTON, VERMONT — Get ready to feel the Bern again. A movement to draft Bernie Sanders to run for president in 2020 is launching today, with the aim of building an organizational structure so the Vermont Senator can start campaigning at a moment’s notice.

“We have two goals,” Rich Pelletier, one of the four main organizers of Organizing For Bernie, tells Rolling Stone. “One, we want to show the support is there. The second is to begin to do the organizing that is going to need to happen for him to hit the ground running, by the time he announces — if he announces.”

The identity of the organizers is part of what makes this campaign interesting. Organizing For Bernie is led by a cross-section of senior campaigners from Sanders’ 2016 run. Pelletier, for instance, was the deputy campaign manager for Sanders last election cycle.

The Colorado-based group includes Dulce Saenz, the former Sanders campaign director for Colorado and Washington state, as well as former Colorado Caucus Director Mandy Nunes-Hennessey and Spencer Carnes, who began as the leader of the Buffs for Bernie group at the University of Colorado in 2016.

The news comes on the heels of a three-day retreat for progressive leaders called “The Gathering” at the Sanders Institute in Burlington, Vermont. Hosted by Jane Sanders and attended by the likes of Dr. Cornel West, Nina Turner and Bernie Sanders himself, “The Gathering” felt a lot like a kitchen-cabinet strategy session, both for the progressive movement generally, and for a potential Sanders run. The weekend included the unveiling of a new plan by University of Massachusetts economist Robert Pollin to cost out a Medicare-for-All proposal.

Of course, the question of whether or not the 77-year-old Sanders would run for president again was a major topic of discussion between panels.

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/bernie-sanders-2020-presidential-run-762393/

Let's not. Okay?

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Reply Former Bernie Sanders Staffers Are Preparing to 'Draft Bernie' for 2020 (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 3 OP
redstatebluegirl Dec 3 #1
InAbLuEsTaTe Dec 3 #26
Me. Dec 3 #2
Tribalceltic Dec 3 #3
trueblue2007 Dec 3 #10
MineralMan Dec 3 #4
awesomerwb1 Dec 3 #5
leftynyc Dec 3 #6
LisaM Dec 3 #7
brush Dec 3 #14
Cha Dec 3 #22
brush Dec 3 #39
former9thward Dec 3 #32
leftynyc Dec 4 #43
samnsara Dec 3 #8
lapucelle Dec 3 #40
EffieBlack Dec 3 #9
EllieBC Dec 3 #11
JI7 Dec 3 #12
Cha Dec 3 #27
InAbLuEsTaTe Dec 3 #28
JI7 Dec 3 #41
InAbLuEsTaTe Dec 3 #42
Ponietz Dec 3 #13
peggysue2 Dec 3 #17
MrsCoffee Dec 3 #19
Hassin Bin Sober Dec 3 #24
InAbLuEsTaTe Dec 3 #29
Cha Dec 3 #25
R B Garr Dec 4 #44
violetpastille Dec 3 #15
katmondoo Dec 3 #16
MrsCoffee Dec 3 #18
Gothmog Dec 3 #20
dalton99a Dec 3 #31
Trumpocalypse Dec 3 #21
Auggie Dec 3 #30
Cha Dec 3 #23
Tarheel_Dem Dec 3 #33
still_one Dec 3 #34
Cha Dec 3 #37
sheshe2 Dec 3 #35
LiberalFighter Dec 3 #36
Adrahil Dec 3 #38
democratisphere Dec 4 #45


Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 05:28 PM

26. Ohhhh yeaahhh!!!!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 03:54 PM

2. Are They Building Him His Own Party?

not mentioned in the article

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 03:55 PM

3. Where is the campaign funding coming from

Russia or straight from Guilliani and KGOP?

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Response to Tribalceltic (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 04:02 PM

10. Good question. I say No thank you Bernie.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 03:56 PM

4. He won't make it through Boot Camp.

That's my assessment.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 03:56 PM

5. No thanks


I meant NO THANKS.




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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 03:56 PM

6. What party?

Because the chances he'll be allowed to USE the Democratic party again for his ego are nil.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 03:59 PM

7. He can still do great harm to it, though.

Sometimes I'm not sure that isn't the true goal.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 04:20 PM

14. I was thinking the same thing, and he has to know the divisiveness another run would cause.

If he does run trump could luck up tremendously again.

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Response to brush (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 05:10 PM

22. Like he cares.

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Response to Cha (Reply #22)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 07:16 PM

39. Yeah, the arrogance, like he's willing to do it no matter the cost to not just the...

Democratic Party but to the country if trump gets in again.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 05:50 PM

32. Why do you say that?

There have been no changes in the rules by the DNC from 2016.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #32)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 07:19 AM

43. The rules wont matter

I honestly don't think some of the Bernie supporters realize how PISSED many Democrats are at him. He USED our party (assuming you're a Democrat), damaged our candidate, waited FAR too long to suspend his campaign and really didn't do much for Hillary at all. If we wants to run, fine - let him do under the banner of HIS party and run independent.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 04:00 PM

8. for WHAT party?

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Response to samnsara (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 07:28 PM

40. ...

Organizing for Bernie is a people-powered, volunteer campaign meant to recruit Senator Bernie Sanders as a presidential candidate in the 2020 Democratic Primary and lay the groundwork for a successful campaign operation. Since 2016, Bernie’s political revolution has continued to grow and fight for progressive values at every level of government. Now, it’s time to organize for Bernie! Help us achieve our mission by signing the petition!

https://organizingforbernie.com/


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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 04:00 PM

9. Oh, good Lord

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 04:04 PM

11. And will they also get all angry-face when they fail and start convincing people to vote for Stein?

Or write Bernie in? Or just sit home?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 04:05 PM

12. how is he going to beat Kamala Harris booker beto etc ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 05:29 PM

27. Iowa Democrats Say They Want Generational Change

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Response to JI7 (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 05:31 PM

28. Considering Bernie leads them all in the polls, maybe you have stated the question backwards.

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #28)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 08:25 PM

41. joe Biden leads everyone

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Response to JI7 (Reply #41)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 08:29 PM

42. Among the progressives mentioned in the post I responded to, Bernie is the clear #1front-runner.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 04:17 PM

13. Damaged Goods

Maybe Tad Devine can get Manafort out on a work release to help.

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Response to Ponietz (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 04:30 PM

17. LOL!

Two peas in the same pod, so to speak.

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Response to Ponietz (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 04:32 PM

19. Ok. You owe me a keyboard, lol.


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Response to Ponietz (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 05:26 PM

24. Nah. Damaged goods is when you have a 55% unfavorable rating among registered voters.

Trump was at 59%.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #24)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 05:32 PM

29. Good point!

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Response to Ponietz (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 05:27 PM

25. I agree.

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Response to Ponietz (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 07:27 AM

44. LOL!!

Perfect

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 04:28 PM

16. I am out this time around

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 04:32 PM

18. Sorry that Bern has flamed out.

Nobody wants to get close to it.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 04:58 PM

20. I am looking forward to seeing sanders tax returns

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 05:44 PM

31. +1

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 05:01 PM

21. Draft movements never work. nt

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Response to Trumpocalypse (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 05:40 PM

30. +1

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 05:21 PM

23. Just NO to BS.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 05:57 PM

33. Dear Gawd!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 05:58 PM

34. he is not the person to unite the Democratic party, and in fact just the opposite, he is a

polarizing force

He will not get the nomination, it will be someone who was not part of 2016

Looking at his dismal record of endorsements how those candidates did, should tell you why he won’t be the nominee



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Response to still_one (Reply #34)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 07:11 PM

37. Precisely, still_one..

"a polarizing force". Too Divisive.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 06:52 PM

35. lol

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 07:08 PM

36. His ego is too big.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 07:13 PM

38. Fuck that.

I want tax returns.

And I am not interested in “understanding” racist rural whites.

Get lost Bernie.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 07:55 AM

45. The last thing Democrats need is a repeat of 2016.

United we stand, divided we fall.........again!

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