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Mon Dec 31, 2018, 12:00 PM

6. I would still welcome both of them on stage. One would be likely to bow out on the early side, once


we knew who was taking the lion's share of the left-wing vote. I love Warren. I like Sander's rhetoric slightly more, and I think he's more unwavering when it comes to money in politics, and slightly less conciliatory, which means he doesn't have to shut up about it because he's trying to work with those who are still taking that kind of money. On the other hand I think Warren is more wonkish and can more personally dig down into the nitty gritty details of things.

But then Sanders is more popular with that voting contingent than Warren, but then Warren has the advantage of not having a whole swath of Clinton supporters bitter with her. That said, I don't know how many of those Clinton supporters she's going to pull in the primary over Biden or a possible O'Rourke bid anyway, and there are those on the left who take umbrage with her because she didn't endorse Sanders...although that was just smart politics, and she was the only Senator I know of who held out as long as she did as undecided, under tons of pressure to throw in for Clinton to boot.

But I have no idea why this would derail a Sanders bid, since its likely everybody else on stage is going to be splitting votes with each other as well. Biden and Harris and Booker and Gillibrand and O'Rourke, should they all be up there, are going to be drawing from the same contingents of voters. A few are going to situate themselves between Sanders and Biden...(Gillibrand, Booker, Harris), while Biden and O'Rourke sound like they would both offer up the centrist "lets work together...everybody has good intentions...." tragedy. That might sell to enough democrats though not to those of us on the left. The problem is it just isn't true and Obama's Presidency should put that flowery notion about the other side of the aisle to bed once and for all.

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