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Mon Mar 7, 2016, 06:55 PM

Why Bernie Sanders Is the Democratic Party’s Best Hope to Win the White House in November

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/03/07/why-bernie-sanders-democratic-partys-best-hope-win-white-house-november


What many expected to be a coronation for establishment candidate Hillary Clinton has morphed into a pitched battle for the soul of the Democratic Party. Despite all the corporate media hype to the contrary, the long slog to the Democratic nomination is just getting started. This is a marathon, not a sprint, and Bernie Sanders knows a thing or two about winning cross-country races.

For a campaign as clearly vulnerable as the Clinton campaign to be assuming victory so early in the nomination process is rather breathtaking in its hubris. Fortunately, we live in a democracy, not a monarchy, and voters in 31 more states will decide who carries the Democratic banner into the general election.

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"Bernie is blazing a hopeful path to the future

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In “Unless the Democrats Run Sanders, a Trump Nomination Means a Trump Presidency,” Current Affairs editor Nathan J. Robinson spells out why Sanders is the Democratic Party’s best hope against Donald Trump: “A Clinton match-up is highly likely to be an unmitigated electoral disaster, whereas a Sanders candidacy stands a far better chance. Every one of Clinton’s (considerable) weaknesses plays to every one of Trump’s strengths… From a purely pragmatic standpoint, running Clinton against Trump is a disastrous, suicidal proposition.” I agree. It would be foolhardy for Democrats to take a chance on Hillary in 2016.

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Reply Why Bernie Sanders Is the Democratic Party’s Best Hope to Win the White House in November (Original post)
Ferd Berfel Mar 2016 OP
Agnosticsherbet Mar 2016 #1
Cali_Democrat Mar 2016 #2
Uncle Joe Mar 2016 #3
Herman4747 Mar 2016 #4
Herman4747 Mar 2016 #5

Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 06:57 PM

1. I trust Democrats to make that decision.

So far, a majority do not accept the premise of this article.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 06:58 PM

2. Bernie has to win the primary first

 

If Bernie can't even win the semifinal before the final, clearly he doesn't deserve to have the title of President.

Right now he's losing to Hillary by 1.5 million votes.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 07:02 PM

3. The vast majority of which come from one region of the nation, the North West hasn't even cast the

first vote yet.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 07:44 PM

4. In 2012 the Republicans nominated someone as deceitful as Hillary...

 

...it didn't work out well for them though. Even though the unemployment rate was near 9%, they still lost.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 08:25 PM

5. “A Clinton match-up is highly likely to be an unmitigated electoral disaster"

 

That accurately sums it up.

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