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Undecided 48%
Joe Biden38%
Bernie Sanders14%

Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:32 AM

1. Absolutely correct. We fear an almost guaranteed loser.

 

Sanders' more than whiff of extremism already alarms swing voters and repels some who intend to vote Democrat, but not if it's him. The Republicans and Russia are both working to make him our candidate because his lifelong ideology, campaign promises, and background are a swiftboater's wet dream.

One thing they'll hit in the GE -- to undermine Democratic support by demoralizing -- will of course be his promises of great change that he can't fulfill. Sanders supporters don't seem to understand that CONGRESS LEGISLATES. Not the president. That's Sanders' fault, of course. He casts congress, including our Democratic caucuses, as the enemy he has to, but will!, overcome to make radical change. He cannot. In today's house there probably aren't even a dozen out of 235 who would support him against their colleagues more than half the time.

And that's why she's absolutely correct that we don't fear Sanders' ideology in office. The vast majority of our Democrats are strong liberal progressives, and they're not about to abandon their very real ideals and goals. Including those that form the hundreds of bills, some in particular making hugely important changes, the house has passed that wait for a liberal Democratic senate.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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