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Response to Koinos (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 10:11 PM

33. Obviously, POC are needed in any real movement for change.

 

But article this makes it sound as if the Sanders campaign didn't try to or want to include POC. We always did. We still want to achieve that.

None of us ever said "we can do this as whites-only and we won't even try to get anybody else".

Bernie's campaign was last-minute in many respects. Unlike his main rival, he hadn't been planning to run for president for at least 25 years by the time he did run.

If there was a POC candidate or a woman who was willing to run on the same program, we would all have supported THAT candidate.

As it turned out, there wasn't.

The choice was for Bernie to run, or to have no one progressive in the race at all this year.

We couldn't have been true to our principles and just accepted HRC without a fight. To do that would have been to give up on working for any significant change, now and forever.

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