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Sun Feb 23, 2020, 11:24 AM

 

Can someone help me understand

why Bernie Sanders isnít already considered a third party candidate? Is it because he is running in democratic primaries? He is not a Democrat or a republican. Is the fact that heís running in a Democratic primary the sole determinant? And before I get bombarded with the daggers of vitriol, let me be clear. 1. I mean this as an honest question. 2. I will vote blue, period. Full stop.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to ResistantAmerican17 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 11:25 AM

1. Because it would be harmful to the country for him to be one

 

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Response to ResistantAmerican17 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 11:26 AM

2. Because he's running as a Democrat. Like you said.

 

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Response to ResistantAmerican17 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 11:28 AM

3. If he ran as a third-party candidate he'd siphon away votes for the Democratic party

 

is why. So he's got the party over a barrel - they had to let him run or else he'd be a spoiler like Nader.
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Response to ResistantAmerican17 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 11:29 AM

4. Welcome Back to DU

 

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 12:04 PM

10. Thanks!!!

 

I never left DUó-Itís always my one stop sanity shop. Iíve just been chilling on the sidelines watching the ďspirited debate.Ē And to repeat, to make sure the traitor tot is gone in November, Iíll vote for anybody the democrats put up.
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Response to ResistantAmerican17 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 11:33 AM

5. I believe more and more people are less interested in Party than in policy.

 

Non-affiliated voters are a huge and I think growing number, and itís easy to disparage or even demonize the effects and results of partisan activity in legislative bodies with very low approval rates.
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Response to Ron Green (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 01:45 PM

14. And the vast majority are wedded to a particular party. Sanders is no different.

 

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Response to ResistantAmerican17 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 11:34 AM

6. It was a mistake to let Bernie run in Democratic primaries

 

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Response to NCProgressive (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 11:37 AM

7. If he was kept off the ballot as a Dem he'd have run as a 3rd party candidate.

 

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 11:45 AM

8. He has never indicated ANY desire to run 3rd party for President. He would not want to help...

 

...elect a Republican, and DEFINITELY not Trump.
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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 11:57 AM

9. That's because nobody ever tried to stop him from running as a Democrat.

 

If that had happen I'd bet kroner to Krugerrands he'd have gone 3rd party. Just look at his campaign staff - Stein voters.
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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 01:51 PM

15. He had that chance in 2016

 

Plenty of people wanted him to run the third party. Was even offered by Stein to become the Green nominee.

Instead, he did 39 events on Clinton's behalf, 14 of them in 5 days' time.

So I don't think your assessment is based on reality.

Just look at his campaign staff - Stein voters.


I have never understood this complaint.

IF you honestly think Stein voters caused Clinton to lose why not try to appeal to those voters so it doesn't happen again?
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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 01:42 PM

12. He wouldn't have had the resources and infrastructure.

 

We gave him the rope
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Response to NCProgressive (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 02:22 PM

16. + 1

 

in 2016 and now

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Response to ResistantAmerican17 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 12:36 PM

11. He met the DNC's qualifications to run as a Democrat.

 

He is also recognized as a Democrat by the Vermont Democratic party.
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Response to ResistantAmerican17 (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 01:44 PM

13. If he were, the Democratic Party would be split ALREADY.

 

We don't want to see the party split. The liberal energy in the party has to go somewhere. Right now, a lot of it is going to Bernie.

That's better than splitting the party.

-Laelth
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