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Name: Marianne Tecklenburg
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This is a forum for Democrats, but what kind of Democrats?

There are those adhering to FDR and LBJ (except for Vietnam) Democrats as well as the "New Democrats", progressives and liberals, etc.

What is there that seems to divide us greatly? It seems to me the 2016 presidential elections. That is understandable. What is very difficult for me to swallow is the rejection of a primary with many possible candidates. That should be a democratic value.

For those among us, who can see HRC as the only candidate, I ask you why you cannot approve of others to join her as possible candidates. Are you afraid that more candidates may cause trouble for her? If you are so sure of her invincibility any debate should serve her well.

Arguments that anyone else does not have the required experience are somewhat strange. How much experience did Carter, Clinton, or Obama have?

Arguments that others are not democratic enough, lead me to ask what are your values for the party? Money? Well, let us see first a spirited debate during the primaries. The money will follow the winner; it always has.

So why can we not all agree to welcome more candidates for a great primary and welcome any and every one to join in without immediate disparagement? I would really enjoy that, and I don't think I would be the only one to do so.

We may disagree or agree on the POTUS tonight, but

I think it is unbelievably important to get the Congress to debate these issues.

I will call as well as e-mail my Senators tomorrow to demand an open debate on the floor.

They have that responsibility and have to act on it now. Will any of you,please, do the same?
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