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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 10:12 AM

116. Bernie will have a damn near impossible time trying to win

1. The preliminary field is much, much bigger...

2. There's no Hillary Clinton in the race he can play ideological "anti-matter" to, and there's no "Anybody but Clinton" -voters to get a boost off of.

3. We're still waiting on his tax returns.

4. The preliminary field is also much more diverse (also geographically), VERY liberal and unlike Bernie they were criticizing Trump before it was cool. And unlike Bernie, most of the rest of the field god forbid seems *excited* and *enthusiastic* about the party.

5. As I've pointed out in countless threads, Bernie's prominent vocal and fanatical supporters on social media and in the blogosphere (What I've nicknamed as the "zoo" will be his undoing just as they were in 2016... The only question is will they drag the entire party down with them again...

6. We're a year from the primaries and the zoo is already alienating black voters on social media with their racial smears against Kamala.

7. Against my advice Bernie seems to be keeping the same campaign advisory structure that lost him 2016 in place.

8. Against my advice Bernie seems hellbent on keeping that long-debunked "economic anxieties not racism" -narrative alive.

9. He got away with it once, but this whole "I'm an independent except for when I'm running for President and then I join the Dems!" seems duplicitous and shamelessly opportunist. Either get your heart in or your ass out. Because why should a man run for our presidential nomination when he clearly beyond all doubt doesn't think enough of the party to be a member for the long haul?

10. A whole lot of people haven't forgotten Bernie dragging 2016 out to the bitter end and then calling the entire primary process "rigged".

11. A whole lot of people haven't forgotten all the Berners who overtly/covertly defected to Trump, including several high-profile Berners who outed themselves as Republicans all along (H.A. Goodman and Cassandra Fairbanks to name a couple).

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