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How Bernie Sanders Can Squander - or Expand - His Victory


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Presidential candidates, Democrats, socialism )

Freya
- 1174 days ago - alternet.org
Sanders has accomplished much more than what America expected, but he now stands at a precipice.



   

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Animae C (508)
Saturday April 30, 2016, 3:12 pm
Noted
Thanx Freya
 

Marco C (31)
Sunday May 1, 2016, 8:17 am
The voter spirit that Bernie Sanders represents will remain, is and will be a political force in Americas political future.

The underlying issues have not gone away and have not disappeared. Special interests, like it or not, have been given notice. Constituents are living breathing vote casting human beings, corporations or big money interests do not quality. They have no benevolent intentions for the public, voting or otherwise. That power grab have been exposed. Good for business in not necessarily good for America. It has a place in America, just not in politics, similar to religion.

There is a distinction between financial power and political power. Business is not politics in the same way as religion is not politics. Perhaps their should be a separation of business and state similar to the separation of church and state.

Think about it.
 

Patrice Z (16)
Sunday May 1, 2016, 10:07 am
Thank you for posting. Marco C. makes some very good points.
 

Janet B (0)
Sunday May 1, 2016, 10:53 am
Thanks
 

Donna G (42)
Sunday May 1, 2016, 1:04 pm
Don't count Bernie Sanders out yet. He still has a path to victory; but, it will be settled at the Democratic Convention. John Laurits explains with basic mathematics how this might happen: http://www.care2.com/news/member/519001627/3979519
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday May 1, 2016, 1:57 pm
Noted. Thanks, Freya.
I also like and agree with Marco's above comment. And, I also agree with Donna G.

Clinton could not get 28,000 people at her rallies. In fact, I don't recall seeing ANY large Clinton rallies. Certainly made me wonder where all those votes came from for her. Her husband could barely muster a few hundred supporters at a rally here. While Bernie got over 10,000 at 2 separate rallies only 4 days apart. Here in 'red' AZ!
Funny how the 2 presumed candidates, Trump & Clinton, have such a high percentage of "dislikes" among American voters.......
If Bernie doesn't get the Dem. nomination, I will be voting for a woman-----Jill Stein of the Green Party. No more holding my nose.

And, all these articles coming out now to threaten voters that they must vote for Hillary, or else we will have Trump.......it will be the Democrats own fault for running a candidate (Clinton) that most voters won't support. Although many Dems will support and vote for her, she can't count on the Independent vote----that Bernie is capturing even now.
In my own state of AZ, we have a population that is 1/3 Dem, 1/3 GOP, and 1/3 Independent. Many states are now polling similarly.
So, if the Dems want to win, they have got to count on those Independent votes, and Clinton isn't getting them.
 

Jamie C (282)
Sunday May 1, 2016, 3:35 pm
I call BS. Bernie absolutely can win this election. There are 14 states left and he is projected to sweep most of them including CA with large margins. He could take the lead in CA. He will win. He is going to win.
 

Jamie C (282)
Sunday May 1, 2016, 3:38 pm
Shrillary supporters have been trying to get us to quit before the election even started. Listen closely it ain't happenin. We are not ever going to give up. This is a movement. This is a revolution and we are just getting started. We are going to change the face of the democratic party. You can either help us or get out of the way.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 1, 2016, 6:51 pm
Bernie can win. Independents were not allowed to vote in most of the primaries thus far. From here on, independents do get to vote. There are also loud discussions going on in most of the states who have voted, as to illegalities, immoralities, corruptive rigging. Who knows what may come of them? At the least, it will be evidence of corruption exposed, perhaps election won in that manner.
Whether Bernie decides to legally address this overt corruption or not, he knows that his supporters will remain with him, as he did relight the passionate convictions in spirits that had allowed the fire to simmer or go out. Many of the younger generations now join forces in solidarity, sharing the same imaginings and dreams of a true democracy for all. Of the removal of the corrupt in our systems, globally, then uniting to work with scientists, environmentalists and each other to bring about a healing and renewal for Earth and all living. Of becoming more spiritual and as one with each other, working with Mother Earth and giving back, respecting, learning to trust and have faith in our inner awareness.
Those who do not comprehend or do understand, but reject truth, beauty, love, goodness, oneness ---are fortunate to be lifted and aided by these effects. We ask nothing of them other than this--if you do not care to contribute--at the least, do not take away. Ask yourself why the way of goodness for all does not appeal to you--and then ask yourself what is it that does appeal to you, and why. The only reason why your answer matters, is because Earth and all living have to live in the world your thought and action creates.
 

donald Baumgartner (6)
Sunday May 1, 2016, 7:42 pm
Hillary in 2016 !!!!!
 

Colleen L (3)
Sunday May 1, 2016, 11:18 pm
I still have faith in him. Thanks Freya
 

Scott S (14)
Monday May 2, 2016, 2:18 am
Thanks!
 

Julie W (33)
Monday May 2, 2016, 4:29 am
" Independents were not allowed to vote in most of the primaries thus far. From here on, independents do get to vote".
Could the US voting system possibly get more complicated and confusing? Does anyone actually understand it? I talk to friends in the US, and they are envious of our more straightforward elections in Australia.
Why has it been made so difficult to just go ahead and vote for the candidate of your choice? Time for a huge shake-up, but as one friend in Maine said, it would probably need a revolution to change the system.
 

Anne F (17)
Tuesday May 3, 2016, 1:00 pm
Seems like se should be finding bernie supporters to run for Senate , House, state legislatures -- that's the way to push policy even under Clinton as president. (Hooray for Donna Juneau in MT)
 
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