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Thu Mar 3, 2016, 01:32 PM

Raw Story: The momentum story: How the Bernie Sanders crowd can still win

The media and the political class have called it — Bernie Sanders has lost the Democratic Presidential nomination. They are flat wrong, and not for the first time.

Here’s the real story: the Sanders campaign is changing the laws of political physics — just like Trump did, only far more profoundly. The Bernie crowd is building the most extraordinary grassroots momentum I have ever seen. The movement is gathering strength by the day, and its chances to win are growing fast.


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http://www.rawstory.com/2016/03/the-momentum-story-how-the-bernie-sanders-crowd-can-still-win/

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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 01:45 PM

1. It seems that both foreign observers...

and ex-pats have a much better grasp of American politics and political shenanigans than do many continental Americans, i.e., ex-pat voting being overwhelmingly pro-Bernie.

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Response to StandingInLeftField (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 06:36 PM

15. It could be the election that forever changes the country into a non-democracy

if either Hillary of a Republican wins, the 3 trade deals and the finishing of WTO deals started two decades ago will mean that the Presidency/Congress/Senators will be mostly symbolic on economically relevant issues, with no real power.

Bernie is pretending that the WTO never happened more as a referendum on it. But we began a process which is almost finished signing away the right to have any more New Deals (and also our right to protect domestic markets) two decades ago during the Clinton Administration. The opening of the US market to globalisation is almost wrapped up. It will mean big changes.

Much of the paralysis has already happened on health care, as we can see.

the part which is beginning is the Mode IV provisions of FTAs - basically the globalized subcontracting part.

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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 01:55 PM

2. Some serious magical thinking here

when you are depending on exponential growth. It will only work if Bernie brings a shit ton of new voters to the ballot box because that growth is not coming out of Hillary's coalition. So far Bernie has failed abysmally to attract new voters. Bernie made a huge mistake betting his candidacy on young voters - they are the fools gold that entrance some populist politician every election only to let them down time and time again.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 01:58 PM

4. Better to base your future on cynical thinking and decades of selling out Democratic values????

 

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Response to highprincipleswork (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 02:01 PM

5. Better to base your political campaign on groups you know will actually vote in large numbers

because at the end of the day, the votes are all that matter.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 02:11 PM

6. Votes come from energy. It takes energy to get out and vote. I think the energy...

 

around Bernie is great, and is only going to get better.

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Response to highprincipleswork (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 02:18 PM

7. The results say the opposite.

turnout is down and Bernie has been unable to expand his appeal beyond his very narrow base of support.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 03:47 PM

8. Sorry, Hack. We will fight all the way to the convention, and beyond!

 

Your naysaying is pointless.

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Response to earthshine (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 04:11 PM

9. Even losing battles have their worth - I am not telling you to quit. nt

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Response to hack89 (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 05:28 PM

13. He's already won 5 states and tied in 2 more. Not bad for someone not supposed to win any except VT!

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Response to hack89 (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 12:45 PM

10. like the young people who voted for Obama?

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Response to yurbud (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 12:55 PM

11. Obama did what Bernie failed to do.

Bernie needed to be the next Obama - he is not.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 05:13 PM

12. in what way is he not?

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Response to yurbud (Reply #12)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 06:19 PM

14. He can't motivate young people to actually vote. nt

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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 01:57 PM

3. Love hearing how this political movement is GROWING!!!!

 

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