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Response to Corporate666 (Reply #114)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 05:34 PM

130. Why is the candidate who was dismissed as 'unviable' who would 'be gone by last August'

winning state after state by double digit victories despite an almost total lack of name recognition, no corporate money or Citizens United Super Pacs like David Brock, spewing out lies etc paid for with millions from unknown donors, (I thought Hillary was against Citizens United btw) against the candidate who has 100% name recognition, the Corp media backing her, while they disseminate the lies coming from the likes of Brock against him see even you are repeating them, approx, we are told, 2 billion in Corporate cash and the entire Party Machine behind her?

Doesn't it seem odd that this unknown Senator, I think he was at 2% name recognition until the Debates began when a few more people got to know him and he started winning and drawing huge crowds, and funding BY THE PEOPLE and amazing declaration of confidence in him, but doesn't it seem odd that a well known candidate just can't defeat him, that is she is only a couple of delegates ahead of him right now, and is running out of money from her donors, not getting much from the people?

Why do you think anyone, least of all an virtual unknown like Sanders, was able to run such an incredible campaign that has resonated so much with people across the political spectrum?

I can explain why I am supporting his candidacy. I used to support Hillary years ago but her policy positions have been atrocious so as a Democrat I could not support that and was shocked initially when a woman I assumed would be supportive of Democratic ideals was far more supportive of neoliberal policies, see Welfare Reform eg, bank bailouts etc, which have devastated the working class, the poor, minorities, women and children. And her position on Gay rights, eg, was just awful, she held back progress on the issue, when she could have led the way.

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