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Response to azmom (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 10:41 AM

5. Ask yourself when the primaries are

All this running around this early is just nonsense. We still have 7 months.

A big difference is that one candidate (O'Malley) was the mayor of a large city that has a 63% black population, so he is aware of the problems and in fact, has been harshly critiqued for even exasperating them while he was mayor.

The other candidate (Clinton) was a First Lady in Little Rock, AR (an obviously "famous" city), which is currently 42% black and they set up shop for 10 years (at least the Foundation) in Harlem (which many thought was ridiculous but it was what it was). She touched base with the black community but the black community does not forget the 2008 primaries - they may "forgive" but not forget.

Sanders was born and raised in NYC, got involved in the Chicago wing of the Civil Rights movement, but then left both cities and has lived in Vermont for the past 47 years. I.e., he basically left his "Civil Rights" era self behind and chose a different path. So now he is trying to begrudgingly pick up where he left off in 1968 and it ain't playing for many of us.

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