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Wed Dec 4, 2019, 07:49 PM

Arun Chaudhary: I endorsed Bernie today

I enthusiastically and unequivocally endorse Senator Bernie Sanders to be President of the United States.

This wonít be an incredible surprise as I'm an Independent voter who runs a little to the left of the junior senator from Vermont. Bernie has policies I support and is building a movement I admire.

I donít pretend to have legions of fans that this post will be moved to being supporters but as a professional political human well-steeped in the process of becoming President, I hope I can help folks wrestle with one issue, is this even possible?

Yes. I think that with a lot of energy, some new efforts, and a little luck Bernie can win. I wasnít convinced of this until recently. As someone who has witnessed the power of the establishment to marginalize outside voices in elections up close and rather personal, I thought there was little to no chance Bernie could make it through the nominating process, even though itís pretty clear he would be a fantastic general election candidate against Donald Trump.

And if victory wasnít possible I had very mixed feelings about pushing the poorer amongst us to give up their scant resources on an impossible endeavor. Iíve done a lot of soul searching this year about this generally, as I think the ultimate efficacy of campaigns is not something we study enough, or consider deeply.

But it is with this deep consideration, and a realistic eye on the field, that I feel that Bernie not only should win this election, but he can win this election.

So there is nothing left to do except to do it. Letís win.

If you live in Iowa I hope youíll consider caucusing with Bernie.
If you were on the fence because you donít think this dream is possible, I hope you find this message reassuring.
If you like Bernieís policies but are supporting another candidate, I hope Bernie will earn your consideration for your realignment when he proves viable in your particular caucus.

And personally I will be thinking of ways to help. Donít be shy sharing your ideas either. Bernie will need to do new things to bring in new voters. You all will be an important part of that.

Thanks so much and greetings from London, where we are trying to deliver the Labour victory that will hopefully open the door for the Bernie Sandersí movement even wider. Hope is contagious and change is vital. Thatís it.

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Wed Dec 4, 2019, 09:28 PM

1. I was back and forth myself until I came firmly to the conclusion he can win.

Sure I'll be happy with Warren too, but Bernie is and always has been the real deal.

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Wed Dec 4, 2019, 09:30 PM

2. How interesting. He is an Obama guy too.

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