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Response to oberliner (Reply #35)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 12:16 PM

60. He may. But if another candidate pulls more people away from

our mainstream Democratic primary candidates, I'm guessing Russia and the Republicans will shift more of their support to that person. Not all, of course. Sanders will still be a national figure.

As for Effie's question about Sanders' end game, he is a true believer in himself and may still hope he can become president. The most realistic and probable reason I tentatively ascribe his running to, though, is that he merely still hopes/intends to influence policy and, if he loses his followers to someone else, help decide who that person will be.

Of course, since the next president will be either the Democratic or Republican nominee, the most generous motive would be that he realizes that it's critical for the farther left to be lead by someone who will help them commit to electing the Democratic candidate. I only hope rather than expect that's likely, though. His behaviors seem to be the same as they always were.



That is NOT our Democratic Foreign Relations Committee chair, Jim Risch, whom Senator Risch Senator Sanders is standing next to, but rather Republican Senator Mike Lee, and the statement he's endorsing is, very unfortunately, not any our own Democratic Party statements on Yemen or Saudi Arabia.

THIS kind of thing, btw, is why he can't possibly win, no matter how he goes about trying to build a foreign affairs resume. A lot more voters know him now.

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