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Does Bernie Sanders Know How He's Being Used?

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posted on Jul, 4 2015 @ 01:29 PM
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originally posted by: RobertAntonWeishaupt
So my question is: Is Bernie in on it? Or is he just a poor idealistic patsy? Is he going to play ball, or can we expect some weird Howard Dean Scream style moment to scuttle the campaign in the early going?


Yes Senator Sanders is in one it. He says he knows he has very little chance of winning, but what he doesn't say is that he is not in the race to win it. Senator Sanders is running for president to make Secretary Clinton look more centrist. Senators Sanders is a self proclaimed Socialist. He is running on a pure Socialist platform. By contrast Secretary Clinton's record, although thoroughly liberal, will appear more centrist.
The Democratic Primary race will not create any 'bruised and battered' candidates.
There are many Democrats that are disillusioned and dissatisfied with the current Democrat President. With Secretary Clinton appearing to be more Centrist she could sway them back over to voting Democrat.
That, in my humble opinion, is why Senator Sanders is running for President.
edit on 4-7-2015 by TheSemiSkeptic because: Fat fingers plus smartphone keyboard typo




posted on Jul, 4 2015 @ 11:10 PM
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a reply to: RobertAntonWeishaupt

I disagree with your premise. We had Reagan move the entire country very far to the right. Bernie is getting huge crowds and even some of the more right wing people are supporting him because everyone agrees it's time for a change, and even if Bernie doesn't have the optimal solutions to those people he's recognizing the same problems as them.

Bernie has challenges in order to win, but so does everyone else. I think he's a genuinely good candidate however and he convinced me to register Democrat this time around just to help him get through the Ohio primary against the Hillary machine. Good candidates on either side of the aisle are all too rare these days.

The truth is that even if he doesn't win he's going to force competing answers out of Hillary and then those positions will frame the debate of the general election. Win or lose, his participation is going to result in us getting a better president come Inauguration Day.
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posted on Jul, 5 2015 @ 02:36 AM
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Does Barak Obama know that he's being used?

Did George W. Bush know that he was being used?

I think that maybe the last president that the US had who was not being used was Dwight Eisenhower. He said some pretty frank things that I'm surprised he got away with. I figure as a war hero he had enough cuello (as they call it in Mexico) to say what he wanted. No more heroes in these post-modern times.

They're all tools. Every damned one of them.



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