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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sat Jul 4, 2015, 11:24 PM

4. This is -at least I hope - a totally

different situation than 2008, and we were not given a real choice
in 2012. Bernie is no saint and brings some problems with him.
I say that as a strong Bernie supporter.

The quest is not just to elect Bernie, which is a given, but
for all his supporters to realize that much more is asked of them.

Should he win, which is possible, he needs all his "troops"
to work with him for years to come. In other words to start
at the local levels to change the aims of the democratic
party, to -not just write to - but to go in person to our
elected officials for his issues, etc.

The question is are those, who are right now carried by
his message, willing to follow up? I don't know the answer.
If we are not though, not Bernie, but we his supporters
will be responsible for a failure.I wonder how many of
Bernie's followers realize this.

Democracy cannot survive without the strong participation
of its citizens.

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