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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:56 AM

6. You're correct. NOBODY has ever said that. It's an absurd statement.

Has anyone ever said a progressive *couldn't* win the White House??
You're correct. NOBODY has ever said that. It's an absurd statement. -- I think maybe I've heard pundits say that Bernie couldn't win the White House... maybe that's what he's referring to.

I seem to remember that dude we ran back in '08 did all right for himself...
Absolutely true. Obama was very progressive and he did indeed do quite well for himself AND for our nation.

Bernie's statement assumes things that haven't been seriously claimed conflicts with what we already know to be true and it serves no good purpose for anyone to claim otherwise and to ignore or denigrate Obama's progressive accomplishments. At this time, we need to acknowledge and CELEBRATE our party's history and contributions. Why ignore them or pretend that it didn't happen?

From the Guardian: "And for progressives, like Sanders, who had hoped the midterm elections would prove that Democrats can run unapologetically liberal campaigns and win in battleground districts and states, the night provided little evidence."
Exactly. The type of "one-size-fits-all" approach that Sanders and his supporters advocate has been proven (again) to be the wrong way to go.

All I'm saying is that Howard Dean was correct with his "Fifty-State" approach. Dean understood that New England and East-Coast politics doesn't work well in the Midwest or the Deep South. The candidates we select must be able to attract votes from the center-left AND the center-right. We can't win on "far left" votes alone.

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LineLineReply You're correct. NOBODY has ever said that. It's an absurd statement.
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