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Fri Sep 20, 2019, 11:49 AM

 

A Question I have for Bernie Sanders [View all]

Bernie talks a lot about voter excitement. Getting young people into the political process. Valid points.

But I want to ask him when he was a young person why did he not cast a vote until it was for himself?



Bernie turned 21 in 1961. He first ran for office in 1972. Between those dates the Civil Rights movement was on the ballot in 1964. John Kennedy started the process, then Lyndon Johnson made it the promise of his presidency. Barry Goldwater wanted to do away with it.

Why did he not vote in '64?

Excitement is magical for a party in the campaign, but if you need to be 'excited' by a candidate just to vote when the stakes are that high and it's no ordinary election, you must be in a state of privilege.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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