The case for Bernie Sanders
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Without U.S. leadership and pressure, there is frankly no chance of getting even close to these goals. If Joe Manchin is the swing vote in the Senate for the next several years, the consequences could be disastrous beyond imagining. Sanders’ “political revolution” might be a long shot, but we must have something like it to stave that off.
Now, of course Sanders is not perfect. He would be the oldest first-term president in American history, and suffered a heart attack earlier this year. Though he appears to have recovered nicely, there is still a non-trivial chance he would die in office. At a minimum he would need a solid and much younger running mate — someone who would be trusted and experienced enough to share presidential duties, in case they need to step in and take his place.
But alas, you never get the absolutely ideal candidate in politics, and all such choices involve some kind of risk. And on balance, Bernie Sanders is clearly the strongest candidate the Democratic Party can put up against President Trump in 2020 and beyond.
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December 3, 2019 at 4:23 PM #233390incognitoParticipant
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Nina Turner VP.
I prefer Nina. She knows Bernie’s policies inside out and agrees with ALL OF THEM.
Medicare “Choice” (Tulsi’s plan) is a non starter for me and if Tulsi were to be VP and something happened to Bernie, M4A would have a speedy death because she wants to keep the corrupt insurance companies involved in our healthcare system. They CANNOT be allowed to stay in business profiting off people’s illnesses. They must go. The entire system is sick and demented.
December 3, 2019 at 6:44 PM #233450Ohio BarbarianModerator
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@incognito Either Nina or Tulsi would be worth it just to visit SV and witness the howling, wailing, and gnashing of teeth. Nina’s my former state senator, and I can say I voted for her before and would be glad to do so again.
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs
If Democrats don’t stand for the people, why should people stand for them?--Jim Hightower
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