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Response to ladjf (Reply #105)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 08:32 AM

108. Thanks for the polite response, but it's really not that shallow of a question

considering that this whole nasty OP is nothing but a retro condemnation of everything Clinton and takes no consideration into the political realities of what the Clintons had to undertake 25 years ago, but Bernie never bothered with. That was the point of my comment.

Common sense recollection of events show the Republicans had a stranglehold on the Family Values talking points that dominated the national dialogue. Right or wrong, that was reality. Liberal was a dirty word and the Clinton's had to tackle that as they undertook their campaigning. Socialist would have been an absolute joke at that time.

There were many other personal problems Bernie would have had if he considered running, some shared with Clinton, but Bill managed to push through that and prevail, i.e., draft dodger.

So it looks like Bernie is ultimately an opportunist. Al Gore has been talking about climate change for decades. Bernie is only now running with it and trying to take credit for that, too. Quite the opportunist!

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