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(39,451 posts)
Sat May 28, 2016, 01:04 AM May 2016

Question for Bernie supporters.

Just curious why you are a Bernie supporter.

I know that many of us are a combination of both choices but which one most accurately describes your support for Bernie?

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You are voting FOR Bernie & believe Bernie is the right person to lead the country right now
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You are voting for Bernie because you are voting against Hillary
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(3,919 posts)
2. bernie is the only candidate who has a balanced and just
Sat May 28, 2016, 01:10 AM
May 2016

platform addressing all of the issues - including the environment. the only one. the people and the planet cannot go in the direction of the tpp nor the privatization of our natural resources to the highest bidder - only to be exploited to our detriment and sold overseas.

only bernie.


(2,898 posts)
4. I voted FOR Carter, FOR Clinton, FOR Gore, and FOR Obama but
Sat May 28, 2016, 01:12 AM
May 2016

Bernie is the first politician I have ever seen with the CONSISTENCY and DIRECTNESS about the important issues of today -- war, climate change, wealth disparity -- and because of that consistency, I believe he will follow through.


(15,139 posts)
6. Supporting Bernie strictly on the issues. He's the only
Sat May 28, 2016, 02:03 AM
May 2016

candidate interested in improving the lives of ordinary people.


(41,600 posts)
9. I've loved that man since the first time I heard him speak on the House floor!
Sat May 28, 2016, 06:54 AM
May 2016

We are SOOOOOOO lucky he chose to be our president.



(812 posts)
10. BUT... He has made her SEEM worse.
Sat May 28, 2016, 11:40 AM
May 2016

Retrowire stated in another thread that Hillary is terrible by herself, and doesn't need Bernie's help. While it may be true technically -- he can't force anyone to do anything -- what Bernie has done is to REVEAL just how bad she is. A year ago, the "hold your nose" option seemed at least a reasonable possibility. Now, the idea of it feels like succumbing to extortion.

This primary has been so different. Usually it's been a simple matter of, pick the candidate you think best represents your values, to go up against the bad guys in the GE. This primary -- the candidates, the systems they represent, their supporters -- sure feels an awful lot like being in a GE already.


(2,968 posts)
11. Liked Bernie the first time I
Sat May 28, 2016, 02:48 PM
May 2016

heard him on Thom's Brunch with Bernie on Fridays. I was thrilled when I heard he
was running. It wasn't anti-Clinton. It was pro-Bernie. Clinton was a ho hum type of
candidate. I have no problem voting 3rd party. I've done it in the past and will do it
again if need be.



(11,945 posts)
14. A progressive like Bernie is the only hope for the people.
Sat May 28, 2016, 06:48 PM
May 2016

I believe we are at a crossroads in history, and this election could be as important as 1980 and 2000. (I'd include 1992 but if we hadn't had eight years of Reagan, it's unlikely that Al From and Bill Clinton would have been able to undermine the Democratic Party.)


(1,587 posts)
15. For Bernie, all the way.
Sun May 29, 2016, 01:33 PM
May 2016

This is the first time in my life I really had someone to vote for, rather than having to chose the lesser of two evils. I thought Bill Clinton was like that, but turns out, he's scum. Al Gore might have been a good president -- better than what was "chosen" for us, for damned sure -- and Obama turned out to be a disappointment, big time.

So, the man who is walking the right path is the man for me. Go Bernie! I'm feeling that bern, for damned sure.

Last year, I'd given up on the election. Hillary, O'Malley (whom I'd never heard of) and some guy I can't even remember the name of. Yeah. Great choices, eh? Not.

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