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Response to JackRiddler (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 02:29 PM

6. In a representative democracy, one needs numbers to pass legislation.

The relative liberal or conservative character of those laws is directly related to numbers/votes. Money is used to reach voters that will elect their representatives. There is a lot of math involved.

Campaigns need to deal with the math, while their candidates deal with the message. National politics requires a lot of networking and actual logistics, physical presence, i.e. the face to face, looking you in the eye forming of alliances. Phoning it in to the choir on a one hour per week radio show is not enough.

That is why Bernie can't get over the top. In thirty years he never left Vermont.

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