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Tue Jan 26, 2016, 11:41 AM

Proud of all three Candidates

After watching the townhall last night, I am proud of Martin O'Malley, Bernie Sanders, and Hillary Clinton. I would be proud and relieved if ANY of them become President and will 100% support whichever one wins the nomination.

I have my favorite, but all three of them impressed me and any of them would make this country and world a much better place than any of the republicans (all of whom are disasters for the country and humanity).


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Reply Proud of all three Candidates (Original post)
MariaThinks Jan 2016 OP
synergie Jan 2016 #1
FrenchieCat Jan 2016 #2
Jim Lane Jan 2016 #3
MariaThinks Jan 2016 #5
FSogol Jan 2016 #4
artislife Jan 2016 #6
lovemydog Jan 2016 #7
betsuni Jan 2016 #8
Beacool Jan 2016 #9

Response to MariaThinks (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2016, 11:48 AM

1. Nicely said. Thank you for posting this into this swill of hate and rage.

 

All the divisive, toxicity of many of the posts on this thread really needs to be confronted by the non-slavering majority that has the clarity and intelligence to see the primary process for what it is, and to see it clearly.

Our side has three very good candidates and the policies being discussed by them and the manner in which they're doing so needs to be highlighted, and that feral, vicious and seemingly psychotic nature of the conspiracy theories and bias and bigotry needs to be countered with the simple reality that these are the adults in the room and importance of reigning in the madness to see that it's not a difficult thing, regardless of who your favorite it is, to back whomever wins the nomination.


Thank you for positively cutting through the toxicity here. It's a refreshing change of pace from the numerous hysterical threads that miss the simple point you made.

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Response to MariaThinks (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2016, 12:21 PM

2. Thank you...

That is how I see it

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Response to MariaThinks (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2016, 02:11 PM

3. I posted a good article on that subject

 

My post didn't make the Greatest and yours has, so I'll shamelessly piggyback.

It's an article from The National Memo titled "5 Reasons Democrats Should Be Proud Of This Presidential Primary". It notes the rancor between some supporters of Clinton and Sanders, ascribing it to a minority of "fanatics" on each side. Overall, though, it praises the entire conduct of the contest to date between the two leaders (alas, ignoring O'Malley).

The five reasons, each elaborated on in the article: "Sanders is speaking to the great crises of our time {income inequality, climate change}." "Clinton is speaking to the most immediate disasters we face {reproductive rights, health care}." "Both candidates rise when challenged to present fresh policy ideas." "Both candidates have avoided the personal mudslinging endemic to tight races (so far)." "The Democratic candidates arenít damaging their party the way Republicans are."

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 26, 2016, 11:24 PM

5. thank you.

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Response to MariaThinks (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2016, 02:12 PM

4. Gotta agree. n/t

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Response to MariaThinks (Original post)

Wed Jan 27, 2016, 12:20 AM

6. Talked to my clients today.

 

They are a couple in their late 70s and are Democrats. The gentleman said he was very impressed with all 3. That is pretty cool, because he had voiced the opinion before that he didn't think Bernie could be elected President. But he now sees 3 viable candidates who could lead the country.

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Response to MariaThinks (Original post)

Wed Jan 27, 2016, 12:21 AM

7. Totally agree. They're all very bright and compassionate.

I wish we had way more like all three of them in Congress and State Legislatures.

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Response to MariaThinks (Original post)

Wed Jan 27, 2016, 01:21 AM

8. Me too!

I like Sanders and Clinton together, think they'd make a great team.

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Response to MariaThinks (Original post)

Wed Jan 27, 2016, 02:47 AM

9. Nice post.

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