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Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:35 AM

 

Say what you want: Sanders has been working hard since 2015 to get his ideas out front.

His name recognition has increased steadily and his favorability polling has remained high for 4 years now. No other candidate has spent as much effort get his issues front and center and the results show as his issues are the ones the party is talking about. Medicare, Living wage, "Free" college, make the rich pay their share. More than half of the 20 or so candidates for the Democratic nomination were not on the national radar a year ago and many are still working on name recognition much less issues. Some are still formulating positions on the issues people are talking about.

Hopefully the early start to the campaigning will give them time to get their names and positions out there so we have the best chance to pick the best candidate to go up against Trump.

Here's some polling from last Sept, 2018.

https://news.gallup.com/poll/243539/americans-maintain-positive-view-bernie-sanders.aspx

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Reply Say what you want: Sanders has been working hard since 2015 to get his ideas out front. (Original post)
rgbecker Apr 2019 OP
WeekiWater Apr 2019 #1
Hortensis Apr 2019 #13
Uncle Joe Apr 2019 #2
SidDithers Apr 2019 #3
LongtimeAZDem Apr 2019 #5
comradebillyboy Apr 2019 #17
Fresh_Start Apr 2019 #4
brooklynite Apr 2019 #6
George II Apr 2019 #7
DoctorJoJo Apr 2019 #8
Uncle Joe Apr 2019 #9
BlueFlorida Apr 2019 #10
RainCaster Apr 2019 #11
Skya Rhen Apr 2019 #12
comradebillyboy Apr 2019 #18
katmondoo Apr 2019 #14
redstatebluegirl Apr 2019 #15
emmaverybo Apr 2019 #16
msongs Apr 2019 #19

Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:38 AM

1. Agree.

 

He has been working hard since 2015.
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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:32 AM

13. :) at convincing a following they were

 

his ideas instead of mainstream tweaked to create difference. If only this U.S. senator had committed himself to making those ideas a reality instead, what might we have accomplished by now?
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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:39 AM

2. Kicked and recommended.

 

Thanks for the thread rgbecker.
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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:40 AM

3. Then shouldn't he be better at it?...

 

He appeared unprepared and uninterested at the She the People forum.

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:42 AM

5. No kidding

 

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 12:41 PM

17. He always looks that way when he gets unscripted questions.

 

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:46 AM

6. Re: 2018 polling...

 

We won the House by running centrist candidates in suburban districts. OUR REVOLUTION and JUSTICE DEMOCRATS endorsees crashed and burned.
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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:47 AM

7. That poll is from more than six months ago...

 

Here's an article about a more recent poll, only a few weeks ago:

Polls show Bernie Sanders popularity among all voters is plummeting

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/20/politics/bernie-sanders-favorable-unfavorable-rating/index.html



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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:48 AM

8. Bernie: Independent for President. Where the Incarcerated Should Have Right to Bear Arms!

 

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Response to DoctorJoJo (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:57 AM

9. You might try posting the truth, it doesn't hurt, although there might be some discomfort.

 

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:02 AM

10. His ideas and his name are well-known

 

but he is consistently polling between 20 and 25%. Obviously 3 out of 4 or 4 out of 5 Democrats are not supporting him.

Sanders has peaked and there is no upward room.
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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:15 AM

11. I wish he was more consistent about supporting the DNC

 

Why did he go back to being an independent after the last election?
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Response to RainCaster (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:24 AM

12. Because he is an opportunist...

 

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 12:43 PM

18. Same reason he will go back to being an I after the primaries are over.

 

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:37 AM

14. What hard work did he do before 2015?

 

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:41 AM

15. I take issue with the 4 out of 5 democrats have a favorable feeling about him.

 

I know A LOT of active Democrats and I can tell you that number is not accurate in the crowds I work in. What was done in 2016 has left many Democrats with a bad feeling about Mr. Sanders. They also take issue with his constant criticism of the party.
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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 12:30 PM

16. Impressive how hard he works for his ideas...But

 

And that he works for them even at the expense of his electability. I think those ideas have had a potent effect on other candidates, on the electorate, and the terms of the debate on economic and social justice overall. But somehow his idea-driven approach puts me off. Maybe itís the his ideas part. He comes across to some of us as more ideologue than public servant, more leader of ideas than this country and its people. In theory I like some of Bernieís ideas, but am leery of their pragmatic application. I also find him more attached to this getting out his ideas than to responding to the multiple urgent domestic and global issues that confront us. His ideas donít suggest a roadmap to confront these, except to say that if we root out the worst evils of capitalist corruption, focus on his ideas, they solve themselves.
Heís an idea factory for ideas rooted in a strongly felt and experienced progressive ideology. Nothing in that is bad or should be dismissed.
But the president of the United States wears many hats: domestic and foreign policy maker and negotiator, upholder of democratic values that bind us as a nation together and make common cause with our allies, commander-in-chief, chief of party, chief executiveóover the FBI, CIA, national security agencies.
Sanders shows unflagging enthusiasm and industry on behalf of a relatively narrow set of ideas and policies. I look for him to address his ability to carry out the fuller panoply of responsibilities he will have as executive in chief, and what policies or ideas intersect with that role.





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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 01:33 PM

19. glad he's managed to accomplish something in the past 4 years nt

 

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