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Undecided 41%
Elizabeth Warren20%
Joe Biden16%
Bernie Sanders13%
Pete Buttigieg5%

Response to Hortensis (Reply #28)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 11:42 AM

35. I can't even......

 

See my post above.

I don't alert on posts, I believe in open discussion no matter how heated or controversial, but yours is just awful. You are saying that Sanders supporters, who were up to 48% of Democrats at one point late in the last primary, were just cult followers and his ideas of things like higher minimum wage, maternity leave, medicare for all, college tuition, etc. (things that other countries, even with Conservative governments, have) .was only supported because we worship a grumpy old white man who doesn't have a decent suit or comb his hair?

Why would women like Sarah Silverman for instance, first back Hillary, and the thought of the first female President, and then when Bernie came along, decided to back him, saying something better cam along? It was his platform, his passion for moving the country forward with progressive legislation. I too was stoked about the idea of the first female President, but it was his platform that was more attractive. And for you to say that the platform was meaningless to his supporters, when for most it was the primary reason, is bizzare and insulting.

And you can define "populist" coming from the right left or center or anywhere. Trump can be defined as populist. So could Martin Luther King. In fact it takes a certain amount of populism/charisma to win an election. That's what we want don't we?
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Bernie Sanders

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