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Response to wilsonbooks (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 07:31 AM

11. Lots of people overlook this point and I agree it's the


fundamental issue of this campaign.

Corruption itself, in its many forms, is the main obstacle to progress. Greed, lies & bribes, cheat & deceit. "Short-sightedness" to put it kindly.

I have been reflecting on what people view as Bernie's ideological naivete and lack of practical experience, the question of what qualifies him for this job?

I look at his keen & unusual intelligence, his perceptiveness, and his honest nature. Over the span of many years -- in activism, politics & finally in Congress -- he's been an informed progressive: learning, observing, listening, noticing, thinking, & envisioning solutions.

I have no doubt he knows PLENTY about how DC works, what's broken, who"s corrupt, and how to change things -- much more than anyone realizes.

Sanders' confidence in this election is so lighthearted, my perception. He keeps getting a good feeling about one state after another. Me too!

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