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Response to doc03 (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 03:12 PM

23. which applies double or more so to the republican party and most pro-corporate politicians.

 

That wasn't lost on me from his campaign. The case he was making was that Clinton was too damn cozy to change things, and that her platform was a reflection of that. He had nothing good to say about the GOP, and aside from one moment of frustration where he lost his perspective a bit after Hillary and her team attacked Sanders for not being qualified for the role, and for being about unicorns, that he said, "You say I'm not qualified? I say you're not qualified," he generally promoted a message that everybody on the Democratic stage was 100 times better than the alternatives.

So we have a case of a young woman who apparently pays no attention to politics on a regular basis, who might have been swayed by any damn politician, but was first energized by Sanders. Do you have a reason to believe that had there been no Sanders, she would have been a guaranteed vote for Clinton? Its not like Sanders was giving people a message that they don't already believe. That's why it spread like wildfire among the youth. This is post occupy wall-street. Thankfully, Johnson isn't where most of those votes went, which gives me more hope for the next generation of voters, who are more than tangentially engaged.

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