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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2015, 12:08 AM

19. What good will it do for people to win the whole world...

...and lose their souls in so doing? Or what will a person give for their soul?

Just win? At what cost? Scare tactics don't impress me.

Sure I want to win, and I think all three of our progressive candidates would be superior to any of the Bialystoks and Blooms the GOPs have up for grift. (I still don't include Webb, who while an honorable fellow and a genuinely good man, is not my choice as party leader; too third-way for me.)

On the other hand, why do we even hold primaries if we are to be told exactly who we MUST favor before they're even held?

We need primaries in order to activate the electorate and get issues on the table. Warren's not running, so Bernie needed to do so. The race needed an honest-to-god bleeding heart liberal (I consider that a compliment). I'm really excited about the Sanders campaign. I may work for him locally. If Hillary prevails, I'll work for her.

I still believe the reason Dems won in 2008 was the long, hard fought primary season. We were told then that Hillary was inevitable. I started off as a Wesley Clark supporter but came over to Obama during the primaries. Primaries make state organizations stronger. This is essential to a national win.

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