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Tue Nov 17, 2015, 06:53 PM

 

totally impressed by the caliber of democratic candidates this cycle

Sanders, Clinton, O'Malley: all top notch.
where were these people in 2000, 2004? these are exciting times we live in: I believe that we are undergoing a renaissance of liberal thought. very proud to support the party which fields all of these candidates.

I am not a Hillary supporter, but I did get to visit a townhall she hosted a few weeks back. very impressed: highly intelligent woman, appears to work to her ideals. I don't believe she is the best candidate but if she does win the nomination no tears shed here. my only disappointment will be that dems were not brave enough to choose the candidate they agree with but the one who is centrist enough to win (helpful hint: it doesn't matter, they hate us all. might as well take a stand).

hard to see democrats arguing amongst themselves. too many of the thread titles here are obvious baiting "why bernie won the debate", etc. give it a rest people. flinging poo is what the republicans do.

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Response to redruddyred (Original post)

Wed Nov 18, 2015, 05:59 AM

1. I agree.

I can't recall all the candidates in the past, but we've had some real clunkers.

We had two clunkers this time around and they failed to stay in the race. We now have three very good candidates, all three of whom have fought hard for progressive causes like health care reform, a fairer tax system and reigning in big banks.

I too probably won't vote for Hillary in the primary. But I'd gladly vote for any of the three in the general election. I proudly vote for the most progressive candidate on every ballot including congressional & local & state elections. It always makes me feel at least I'm making my voice heard. I feel that's the least we do as citizens, not the most. The most generally is what we do locally and how we treat our friends & associates.

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Wed Nov 18, 2015, 06:43 AM

2. I agree. I remember voting for Dukakis. Very weak candidate.

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