Discussion: Bernie Sanders Warms To New Role As Front-Runner

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I just want Bernie to go away. I really hope he’s not the Democratic nominee. I would prefer the Democrats nominate a Democrat.


Where are your tax returns, Bernie?


If Sanders wins the nomination, I’ll vote for him.

I’ll also treat him with the same respect Sanders fans treated Clinton who claimed to vote for her in the general.


AP…and an AP Fantasy/Dream/MoneyMaker/ClickBait…

They even got ME :confused:


If he has released any (other than what he released in 2016), I have not seen them.


“Chief among them will be bolstering his standing with black voters, one of the most important constituencies in Democratic politics. Black voters overwhelmingly sided with Clinton in 2016, halting Sanders’ momentum when the contest moved into more diverse states. He lost the South Carolina primary by a staggering 48 points.”

He’ll have to overcome that vulnerability early and often. The Super Tuesday lineup of states is a tougher road for Bernie in 2020 than it was in 2016.


I always thought that two terms of a Republican President make people hungrier for a Democrat the next time. Of course, Don Jr. will be running in 2024, so nothing is certain.


Less than two months into his second White House bid , no other declared candidate in the crowded Democratic field currently has amassed so many advantages: a $28 million war chest, a loyal and enthusiastic voter base and a set of clearly defined policy objectives.

Interesting assertion – albeit from the AP.

As for:

He initially blamed “mechanical issues” for the delay, and his campaign now says he wants to wait until after the April 15 tax filing deadline to fulfill his promise to release a decade worth of returns.

Fine, and his rivals should do so as well, and the sooner the better.

Although anyone who thinks Republicans including Trump can be shamed into following suit …

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Thanks, but no thanks!

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Well, if Dems don’t want the Socialist agenda of enhancing the contradictions, in order to win a bigger victory in the future, they’d better reject Bernie.
But I could be wrong.
Frontrunner is nothing to sneeze at. “Bernie!” could be the next “Jeb!”


I’m sure some people agree with you and others don’t.

I guess that’s why we have primaries!

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Beto called out Netanyahu as a racist. Has B.S. said anything other than “argle-bargle” about the Israeli regime cozying up to racist extremist parties or Netanyahu’s stated intent of annexation of more Palestinian land?

Has B.S. called out Trump’s anti-semitism in conflating American Jewry and support of Israeli racism?


Fundamental problem with Bernie, as I see it, is that he convinces nobody who doesn’t already agree with him. He’s a rabble-rouser, not a leader.
His record of tacit encouragement of thuggery on his behalf is a big red flag as well.
I think he’s quite dangerous.


Behind the scenes, Sanders is also building out a larger, more diverse campaign operation, responding to criticism that his 2016 organization skewed too heavily white and male. Campaign officials say the 2020 campaign staff — roughly 100 people and growing — is majority female and 40 percent people of color.

Good stuff!


And by the same logic, the failure of democrats in 2016 is actually not that exceptional despite the horrible republican nominee. After two terms of a democratic president, it’s quite common for people to want a republican one. That’s why I always think people shouldn’t exaggerate the failure in 2016(but definitely should learn from it).
As for the 2020 election, it won’t be a surprise if Trump wins again(damn it)considering the economy, his crazy base and of course the tradition that the incumbents always get reelected.
Although Trump himself is a wild card, his electoral history might prove to be pretty traditional.


Two days in a row! Not fair Josh! Plus Orange Menace any moment now!
(he he)


Bernie Sanders Warms To New Role As Front-Runner

Is he??? not in my book… or does how you label the front runner someone who has XXXX dollars more than others. If that is the indication then I’d be looking at his last run where we learned the supposed small donors were actually a small group who donated 3-5 dollars like 2000 times each. And Bernie counted each as a separate donor, inflating his support, when in actually it was separate donations from the same small group. Big difference and I’d believe, since people don’t change their spots, the same is occurring now.


Rachel should do an early front-runner chalkboard, through the years.

Might be surprising


According to the New York Times,

Mr. Sanders received almost 900,000 contributions from 525,000 individual donors, his campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, said. The average donation was $20