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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Response to Dorn (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 06:48 PM

34. No, Dorn. Nor did Sanders run to HIDE in a crowd.

 

For decades now, power has become increasingly diffused, no longer controlled by a few small groups in "back rooms" but created, captured and/or influenced by many groups and individuals, not just in politics but in every venture people are involved in. It's a function of the information age.

Both the DNC and RNC have become relatively powerless, most important decisions made by others around the nation (and in the case of the RNC, abroad). For instance, the candidates decide for themselves if they'll run. The successful ones, of which Sanders is one, present themselves to the DNC and RNC as up-and-running, potential billion-dollar corporations with one product: their candidate.

The DNC overdid its effort to keep self-promoters who couldn't possibly win off the stage in 2016, disqualifying 9 out of 14 and including 5 who represented voters from the farther left through the moderate left, choosing Sanders over worthy Democrats, because of his appeal to the farther left.

We know how that went. Sanders accused the DNC of victimizing him (NOT the 9 he never mentioned and not the other 3 besides him and Hillary on the debate stage), and to this day many are still under the influence of that illusion.

So here you are complaining about a whole new plot to bury Sanders in a large field of candidates. Not exactly. It's those who have the right stuff to become our eventual nominee they worry are losing months of opportunity to become familiar to the electorate, without the distractions of a large crowd of no-goes.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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