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Joe Biden13%
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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:42 PM

 

The "cure" for Bernie Sanders is better Democratic policies

There is a lot of weeping and gnashing of teeth here on DU that Sanders is doing very well in the polls.

To that I say, take heart - Sanders (and also the other candidate with big poll numbers, Biden) gets a big boost from early name recognition. His numbers will inevitably drop as other candidates become better known to the electorate (Biden will have an even bigger drop, because not only is he a pretty bad campaigner, he is also a soft touch with the Republican party and the big banks).

BUT

if you really want to beat Sanders, please encourage your candidate of choice to adopt better (anti-corporatist, anti-crony, pro-people, pro-labor, pro-economic equity) policies.

It isn't some magic wand Sanders is waving. He's not popular because of his party affiliation (or lack of one). He's popular because he adopts policies that tell the rich and the elite and the comfortable in the status quo that some changes need to be made. America needs a raise.

America is desperate for a non-status quo leader. So, if you are worried about Sanders winning the democratic nomination, please tell your candidates that they need to get on board for change, not all of which will make their donors ecstatic.

My preferred candidate (and she was in 2016, as well) already is way on board for change.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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ProfessorPlum Apr 2019 OP
ProfessorPlum Apr 2019 #1
Demsrule86 Apr 2019 #10
pnwmom Apr 2019 #2
Demsrule86 Apr 2019 #9
louis c Apr 2019 #3
ProfessorPlum Apr 2019 #5
louis c Apr 2019 #7
onit2day Apr 2019 #4
WeekiWater Apr 2019 #6
Demsrule86 Apr 2019 #8
JI7 Apr 2019 #11

Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:48 PM

1. I should say "their BIG donors"

 

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primary today, I would vote for:
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Response to ProfessorPlum (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 02:01 AM

10. Money is needed for campaigns.

 

You want money out of politics ..me too. Let's repeal United . Until we do, you need donors...especially for midterms and state elections.
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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:50 PM

2. His economic policies are no more progressive than Warrens, who is more detailed and thoughtful,

 

and is much stronger on gun control and on what Bernie disparages as "identity politics."
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Response to pnwmom (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:58 AM

9. I agree. Elizabeth Warren is great...smart, funny...and she has plans

 

That could actually happen.
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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:53 PM

3. Name recognition?

 

Why is Sanders and Biden beating Warren (14%) soundly in Massachusetts and both beating Kamala Harris in California. Do you think those two highly educated Democratic states don't know who their Senators are?

Or, worse yet, if name recognition is a problem in Massachusetts for Warren and in California for Harris, they have more trouble than they think.
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Response to louis c (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:33 PM

5. I think you are making my point for me

 

Yes, Biden and Sanders both have better (for a presidential run) name recognition than Harris and Warren. Even in their home states.
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Response to ProfessorPlum (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:23 PM

7. What?

 

Name recognition in their home states?
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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:57 PM

4. Nonsense. I hear a lot of cheering not gnashing of teeth. Some here have Bernie derangement

 

syndrome. I ask why they don't talk about their preference's positives instead of trying to bash other candidates. If you think Warren is not Bernie like you must not be paying attention so how could be so demeaning toward Bernie and still support her? Frankly I'd think a Sanders/ Warren ticket would be great. Bernie would make an excellent president but none of them can do anything without our support and a dem congress. Not only are we losing our country but we are losing our planet as well. Which is why we need bold immediate action. The green new deal is a necessity and those who are not in support of it will be out as far as I'm concerned.
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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:39 PM

6. Sanders is behind in the polls and others are rapidly moving up on him.

 

That's what's causing most of the "weeping and gnashing of teeth." You left out "oligarchs."
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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:56 AM

8. Not that well in my opinion. And as always ,some put the cart before the horse.

 

You have to win in order to enact policies.
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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 02:02 AM

11. Isn't Biden Leading Sanders in the Polls ?

 

the ones he is leading have far less national name recognition.

and a young mayor is closer to him in some polls than he is to Biden.
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